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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. The substation for Wellington was built at Khandallah.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2015P_Mgh127_011376
Title
110 KV Transmission Lines, Mangahao Power Scheme
Format
B&W print
Held In
Coolstore
Archive
Date
circa 1925

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Place
Mangahao Road, Shannon

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Taxonomy

Tags
1920s,
black and white,
mangahao power station,
mangahao river,
power line,
Community Tags
electricity,
power lines,

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