Can you imagine living in a household without electricity, running water,sewerage, plumbing, gas, without the myriad of machinery, appliances and facilities we take for granted today?. Many of these essential services were not introduced until relatively late in the 20th century. In Rockhampton it was not until 1924, that electrical street lighting was introduced. A fully functional sewerage system was not installed until1978.
The question is "How did people live without these things 100years ago"?.
We visited the Rockhampton Heritage Village, set in 11.4 hectares of bushland, incorporating an historical township, portraying life as it was from the 1850's through to the 1950,s. With it's Historical fire engines, restored hospital, school house, church, shearing shed, old drop slab cottages, this is graphically depicted.read more