Dagworth bore, 1896

Dagworth bore, 1896. This profile of Dagworth bore recorded the geological layers beneath the surface. The bore was drilled to a depth of 3335 feet and the water came out at 196° fahrenheit. The source of this water was a thick layer of sandstone wedged between two layers of shale. When Banjo Paterson composed ‘Song of the Artesian Water’ in 1896, the bore produced 775,000 gallons per day. This was a substantial reduction from the previous year when Paterson was holidaying at Dagworth station. Queensland votes and proceedings, Vol 4, 1896

Water Supply Department
Date captured: 
13 April 2011
Date created: 
13 April 2011
Date issued: 
1 January 1896
Collection of the University of Queensland Library