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This photograph shows the double set of ceramic isolators in place on a working power transmission line.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 WWI, construction began in late 1919 and the station opened in November 1924.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011N_Mgh133_005755
Title
Ceramic Isolators - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Mgh 133
Date
circa 1925

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1920s,
black and white,
dam,
electricity,
hydroelectricity,
mangahao,
mangahao power station,
photographs,
powerline,
technology,
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