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A view of Arapete workmens camp from further up the ridge line. The area was later flooded and became Tokomaru No 3 Reservoir. 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.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011P_Mgh23_005847
Title
Arapete Workmen's Camp - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Mgh 23
Format
B&W print
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Tokomaru No3 Reservoir, Shannon
Date
1923

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

Tags
bush felling,
hut,
photographs,
power,
technology,
tent,
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