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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_Mgh165_011370
Title
Pylon on the Mangahao Line
Format
B&W print
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Collection Mgh 165
Identifier
-
Date
circa 1924

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Creation

Created By
Place
Mangahao Road, Shannon

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Taxonomy

Tags
mangahao,
Community Tags
electricity,
horowhenua,

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