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This photograph shows a small waterfall on the river relating to the 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.

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Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Mgh 14
Date
circa 1924
Digitisation ID
2011P_Mgh14_005854
Held In
Coolstore

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Aldrich Family
Swing Bridge over "Digger's Creek" to Mr Arbon's House, Pohangina Valley
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Mangahao Lower #2 Dam and Reservoir
Mangahao Upper #1 Reservoir and Dam
Damage to Lower Dam - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme
College Creek, Mangahao, Tararua Forest Park
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