Liquid Gold

More than 30 Queensland towns rely on artesian water for their water supply. Could they have survived or grown as they have without this water source? What were the logistics and costs of drilling down 500m to tap into the Great Artesian Basin and how was the water managed once it came to the surface?

Join Thom Blake, the 2014 John Oxley Library Fellow, as he explores Queensland’s fascinating Great Artesian Basin and his role as resident researcher at State Library.

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