Ken Ainsworth

Goulburn Historic Waterworks

As a young man, a 9-year-old Ken first laid eyes on the 1883 Appleby Beam Engine on an excursion with his father. Seeing this machine lit a fire in Ken’s belly that boiled a life-long passion for all things mechanical. Today the very same engine is still in its original location at the Goulburn Historic Waterworks. Under the watch of that same young man, now the managing director of Ainsworth Engineering.

See & Do

Step back in time to the 1880s when Goulburn was one of the first regional centres to supply piped drinking water to its residents. The Goulburn Historic Waterworks has remained intact with a pump house and working steam beam engine.

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