Sugarworks dam

Dam

Dam constructed across the Cooks River to provide fresh water for the boilers at the factory.

Milestone
Constructed
1840 - 1841
Position
1840 - 1841
1840 - 1841
Type

Damming the Cooks River

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2013

Once considered 'the greatest boon ever conferred upon the town', the Cooks River dam became an endless source of environmental blight and misery to Sydneysiders and by the turn of the century was demolished