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Negative - Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, circa 1900 Image 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
Discipline: Technology

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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
Creator: circa 1900

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