Loading timber at Coffs Harbour?s hardwood timber jetty circa 1919.
Loading timber at Coffs Harbour?s hardwood timber jetty circa 1919.

Historic works of the PWD



PHOTOGRAPHS of Coffs Harbour's historic hardwood jetty 100 years ago are included in a travelling photographic exhibition now at Coffs Harbour Library.

The exhibition, which will remain at the library until July 19, celebrates 150 years of Public Works in NSW and is part of celebrations for the Sesquicentenary of the state of NSW. It was opened by the member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser on Wednesday.

Post offices, courthouses, police stations, jails, hospitals, bridges and water supply schemes are among the thousands of major projects constructed by the Public Works Department (PWD), now the NSW Department of Commerce.

The regional manager of the Department of Commerce, Forster Rayward, said the exhibition featured projects from around the State from colonial days to the present.

Mr Rayward said the exhibition was supported by a schools' competition for primary and secondary stu- dents in public and private schools.

"Students can submit an illustrated report or drawing or painting on a Public Works project anywhere in the State," he said.

Details on how to enter the competition can be obtained from the Department of Commerce office in Coffs Harbour by calling 6648 5911.



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