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A line of tin huts with chimneys built for the workers on the Mangahao Electric Power Scheme.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
2011N_Mgh19_005751
Title
Workmen's Huts - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Mgh 19
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Horowhenua Region
Date
1921 to 1922

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

Tags
dam,
electricity,
housing,
hut,
photographs,
technology,
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