Dry Dock Caisson, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 1886By Remembering the Past Australia / August 16, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
The South Brisbane Dry Dock was designed by William David Nisbet, chief engineer for Harbours & Rivers, in 1875. It was constructed between 1876 and 1881 by J & A Overend, who had moved from Melbourne to oversee the work.
The caisson was manufactured by the notable firm RR Smellie & Co. of Brisbane. It is probably the largest locally made wrought iron composition in Queensland. [Wikipedia]
Showing the Dry Dock Caisson, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Original photo published 1886.
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