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- A Place & Date Depicted Launceston, Australia
Negative - Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, circa 1900 Reg. No: MM 001787
- Description Of Content:
- The Duck Reach hydro-electric generating station in the second basin of the Cataract Gorge near Launceston. There are steps up the cliff face on the right and a suspension bridge in the foreground. Flume and penstock are above the station. This was the first hydro-electricity station in the world used to provide power to a city and first operated in 1895. In 1929, the station was largely destroyed in a flood but was rebuilt with concrete.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Wendy Crebbin, 1985
- The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
|Tagged with:||hydro electric schemes, hydro energy, industrial equipment, power generation, power stations, water power|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ENERGY TECHNOLOGY|
|Secondary Classification:||Electric Power - Generation|
|Tertiary Classification:||power stations|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White; 35 mm|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, circa 1900|