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Photograph - Melbourne Electric Supply Co, Coal Storage Heap & Cable Yard, Richmond, Victoria, Dec 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 121014

Summary:
Part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Victoria, operated by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) from 1919 to 1993 and various predecessor private and municipal power supply enterprises dating back to the late 1880s.
Description:
Sepia toned black & white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
View looking south-east towards Yarra River showing coal storage heap and storage yard cluttered with wooden crates and electrical cable reels at the Melbourne Electric Supply Company's Green Street Power Station, Richmond, Victoria, 6th December 1910.

In the background can be seen part of a tannery & fellmongers (at left), the old iron girder bridge (built in 1857) on Chuch Street over the Yarra River - later replaced by a reinforced concrete arch bridge in 1923 - and tall chimneys of the brickworks on the far side of Chapel Street, South Yarra, behind the hill where Melbourne Boys High School was built in 1927.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 112 mm (Height), 157 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: electric power generation, electric power stations, electrical cable reels, coal bunkers, tanneries, brickworks, chimneys, road bridges, iron girder bridges
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection
Primary Classification: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Electric Power - Generation
Tertiary Classification: power stations
Inscriptions: Hand written in black ink on album page below photograph: 'Coal Storage, Richmond Works, Melbourne, 6-12-10.'
Format: Photograph: Sepia
Place & Date Depicted: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 06 Dec 1910
Organisation Depicted: Melbourne Electric Supply Co. Ltd Green Street Power Station, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 06 Dec 1910

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