The Mercury in 1950: Russell Vale stinks, say residents

Glen Humphries
Updated September 21 2023 - 8:45am, first published 8:13am
Blocked drains were leaving sewage puddling in Russell Vale streets in 1950.
Blocked drains were leaving sewage puddling in Russell Vale streets in 1950.

Looking back at September 22, 1950

Sewage was forming pungent pools along several Russell Vale roads, the Mercury reported.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.

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