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This photograph is one of a series taken between 1922 - 1924 by Charles Wildbore which records the construction of the Mangahao hydro-electric power scheme in the Tararua ranges, east of Shannon. This view shows part of the Mangaore village, which was the headquarters for the project. 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.

Identification

Object type
Image
Archive
Lindsay Family Collection
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Mgh11
Date
circa 1922
Digitisation ID
2011P_Mgh11_005851
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
Horowhenua Region

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Taxonomy

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construction,
dam,
electricity,
housing,
huts,
photographs,
smokestack,
technology,
wildbore,
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