On This Day……… 2nd April 1874

After years of enduring water supplies which worked intermittently, or not at all, Beechworth in North East Victoria rejoiced on this day in 1874 when Victoria’s Solicitor General, G.B Kerferd, opened the valve and released water held in storage at Lake Kerford in the hills above the town. The assembled crowd was thrilled when a hose held by Hon. Frederick Brown, directed the Kerford water in an awe inspiring stream as high as the post office tower.