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Shown here is the entrance to No.2 Tunnel part of Arapeti Dam, part of the Mangahao Electric Power Scheme. The Mangahao Electric Power Scheme 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.(A note over the photograph in the original album reads "died - Butler, pump attendant; Maxwell, Tunnel Foreman; Phil Graham and Jock Graham, tunnelers; Miller (Engineer); Fred and Bill Burse, (tunnelers)

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011N_Mgh201_005741
Title
Construction of the Mangahao Electric Power Scheme
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Mgh 201
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Mangahao Road, Shannon
Date
1919 to 1924

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

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