Shown here is a South Coast well which can readily be
inspected. It sits in front of the Mollymook Surf Lifesaving Club
and is similar to the one which existed beside Tasman House. The
Tasman House well collected rainwater from the house roof and was
completely brick lined finishing with a domed top as can be seen
here. There would have been a pump (almost certainly hand
operated) to extract the water. The domed top was to protect the
well from stock, etc. There are a few older residents around who
can remember the Tasman House well before it was filled in and
the ground surface flattened off.
Although the exact position of Tasman House had not been established, its well (less its domed top) has recently been located in Tasman Road Reserve. This determination, in connection with old photographs, enables a much more precise location for the building. A request to Shoalhaven Council is being considered which would unearth a small portion of the well for display to the public.