This film documents the reconstruction of the underground water tank at Meroogal, a historic property in Nowra, New South Wales. The project, the careful dismantling and reconstruction of the upper parts of the tank's cylindrical walls and dome, completed
in 2005, was highly commended in Engineering Heritage Australia's Colin Crisp Award.
Build in 1885, Meroogal was home to four generations of women from the same family. The house is significant, not only for its Gothic Revival architecture, which has survived with relatively few changes, but also for its contents, which offer fascinating insights into the daily routins, domestic chores and social lives of the family.
The Meroogal collection includes furniture, household objects, diaries, letters, scrapbooks, photographs and even clothes, allowing visitors to sift through every later of the house's occupation and discover the contribution made by each generation.