This workman in this photograph appears to be working some sort of power hammer to force the steel beams into the Mangahao stream 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.
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- Worker Using Pile Driver - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme
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