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Shown here is the dam under construction, a crane can be seen in the back ground and steel construction in the river bed. 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_Mgh64_005899
Title
Dam Under Construction - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Mgh 64
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Mangahao Road, Palmerston North
Date
circa 1924

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

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