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This photograph shows a large steel 'box' like area used in the construction of Mangahao Dam. It is thought the concrete foundations were poured within the steel box. 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
Digitisation ID
2011P_Mgh76_005910
Title
Construction Site - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme -
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Mgh 76
Date
September 20, 1923

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Horowhenua Region

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electricity,
family houses,
huts,
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technology,
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