Psyche Bend Pumping Station - VIC

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -34.252232 142.230804
DMS: 34º 15' 8.03" S 142º 13' 50.9" E
UTM: 54 H 6209191mN 613328mE
Altitude: 43.16m

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Address & Contact

Unnamed Road
Irymple VIC 3498
Phone: +61 3 5024 5637
Email: N/A
Web: http://www.murrayriver.com.au/the-chaffey-trail/psyche-bend-pump-station

Information

Psyche Bend Pump Station was built in 1891 by the Chaffey brothers to meet the needs of the irrigation settlement.In 1983 the Committee of Management of the Psyche Bend Pumping Station decided to restore the historic engine and pumps. Five years later they enlisted the assistance of a number of groups and individuals, primarily the Sunraysia Steam Preservation Society, and restored the pumps over seven years.

The Psyche Bend Pumping Station building is the oldest pump configuration of its type in the world and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The building was constructed using hand-made bricks with clay sourced from the site adjacent to the pumping station.

The Psyche Bend Pumps is open Tuesday and Thursdays from 1-4pm and Sunday 10.30am - 12.30pm Costs: $3 Adult, Family $8 (2 adults & children) Its running days include New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Queen’s Birthday Weekend (Sunday) and middle Sunday during Victorian School Holidays during July and September. Costs: $4 Adult, Family $10 (2 adults & children). Special arrangements can be made for major events/conferencing.
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Mildura Airport
Distance from Psyche Bend Pumping Station 13.36km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C32.231.628.323.619.016.015.417.320.423.927.530.1
Mean Min. °C16.716.513.810.17.45.24.35.37.39.812.514.8
Mean Rain mm21.822.420.417.825.122.626.226.026.930.026.225.4

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