Canterbury’s First Flushable Toliet

Legend has it that this was the first flushable toilet in Canterbury!!!

Of course, more modern now than when first built by the Rhodes brothers at Purau Bay in Lyttelton Harbour in 1853.

A HUGE thank you to Chris Gardiner who welcomed me onto his earthquake shattered Purau property that has been in his family for over 100 years. He stressed to me that the story of his famous toilet could just be legend but it’s a great thought.

*photo taken by Annette Bulovic*

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