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A view of the Mangahao river with working men's huts high up on the left and workshops on the level below.The Mangahao Power Station provides hydroelectric power and is situated near the town of Shannon. It serves Wellington, Horowhenua, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, and the Wairarapa. After being delayed by WWI, construction began in late 1919 and the station opened in November 1924.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011P_Mgh98_005811
Title
Mangahao River with Working Men's Huts - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Mgh 98
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Horowhenua Region
Date
circa 1920 to circa 1924

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

Tags
dam,
electricity,
housing,
hut,
photographs,
technology,
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