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Dale, M. J., Burgess, P. J.
Bushby's [Busby's] bore - Sydney's second water supply
Australian Geomechanics
vol. 15, June 1988, 1988, pp. 13-16

During the Bicentennial Year it is important to look at some of the early construction which took place during the founding of the City of Sydney. Detailed in this paper is the construction of Sydney's second water supply which later became known as Busby's Bore. Busby's Bore, a 3.5 kilometre tunnel is a major feat of construction for a colony only 39 years old. Also examined is the effect of this bore on the construction of the Eastern Distributor road tunnels. Both imperial and metric units have been given throughout the description, to retain the historical background to the water supply scheme.

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