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Mangahao river camp located on a terrace above the river and associated project workings. This photograph provides a rare close shot of the workmen's huts. Several of the huts appear to be of wooden construction and designed for several individuals, while other huts are much smaller in side and thought to be for one occupant only.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 the first world war construction began in late 1919 and the station opened in November 1924.

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2011P_Mgh33_005841
Title
Workmen's Huts - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme
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Public Photograph Collection Mgh 33
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Coolstore
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Mangahao Road, Shannon
Date
1920 to 1924

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Palmerston North City Library

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