Port Elizabeth of Yore: The First Source of Water

As David Raymer points out in his excellent book on the water supply to Port Elizabeth entitled, “Streams of Life,”Until 1880 the greatest problem [that] the settlement of Port Elizabeth faced was the question of a dependable and adequate supply of fresh water for the residents.”

This blog covers the first attempt to address this conundrum.

Main picture: One of the original wells in Port Elizabeth

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