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Listed under:  Technologies  >  Engineering  >  Power supply  >  Power generation  >  Power stations
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Windy Hill wind farm

This is a colour photograph of three wind generators, part of a field of 20 near Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland. The generators are mounted on 44-metre towers and have rotor diameters of 46 metres. They are able to generate 12 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 3,500 homes.

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Kodak factory Powerhouse, 1940s-50s

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the interior of the Powerhouse at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, possibly around the 1940s-50s. The Powerhouse was a power station that provided all the power and refrigeration for the factory. Three large turbines are in the foreground of the photograph, bearing ...

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Electrical control panel, c1923

This is an electrical control panel unit, protected by a grille, at the Spotswood Pumping Station.

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Guthega power station junction box, 1954

This is a photograph of three Snowy Mountains Scheme workers connecting electric cables at the Guthega power station, New South Wales. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1954.

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Snow-bound Guthega power station, 1953

This is a photograph of the nearly completed Guthega power station, New South Wales, after a heavy snowfall. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1953.

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Guthega power station water pipes, 1954

This is a photograph of the water pipes leading in to Guthega power station, New South Wales. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1954.

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Menzies signing agreement

This is a photograph taken in 1957 at Parliament House (now Old Parliament House), Canberra, when Prime Minister Robert Menzies signed an agreement covering the production and distribution of electricity and water from the Snowy Mountains Scheme. It shows: H G Raggatt, Secretary, Department of National Development; Senator ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme relief map

This is a photograph of a hand-drawn relief map for the proposed Snowy Mountains Scheme from around 1945, showing the dams, tunnels, power stations and canals that would make up the Scheme. A typewritten note attached to the back of the photograph reads 'This photograph is of a relief map of the Snowy Mountains area showing ...

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US experts assist Snowy Mountains Scheme, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1952 that shows three men in work clothes consulting a bound set of papers. In her book 'Voices from the Snowy', Margaret Unger identifies the three men as US diamond drillers D Hallam, L Sincus and G Hallam, shown here at work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

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Norwegian drillers at Munyang, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1952, which shows Norwegian drillers, who were brought to Australia because of a shortage of skilled labour after the Second World War, working on the initial stages of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The men are preparing the rock face for blasting at Munyang, the site of the Guthega ...

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Snowy mountains power opens for business, 1955

This is a 1955 photograph of the then Prime Minister Robert Menzies (1894-1978) opening Guthega Power Station, part of the first completed section of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The Prime Minister is giving a speech from a podium on the balcony of the Power Station, overlooking the spillway. Other dignitaries ...

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First 'Snowy' dam opened by PM, 1955

This is a 1955 photograph of the then Prime Minister Robert Menzies (1894-1978) opening the Guthega Pond Dam, part of the first completed section of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The Prime Minister is pressing the switch at the control centre as dignitaries and photographers crowd around.

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Digging drainage trenches in Canberra, 1929

This is a black-and-white photograph of men digging drainage trenches along a power line in Forrest, a Canberra suburb, in 1929. In the foreground three men are digging in a trench. In the distant background, partly hidden by trees, is the Kingston Power House.

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Five men in a car with a dog, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph of five men in a car with its roof folded down taken outside the Kingston Power Station in Canberra in 1926. One man is standing and is holding a small case. A dog, a box and a bag are on the car's running board and a spare tyre is hanging on the side of the car.

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Building a pressure shaft, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph of three men working on the site of the pressure shaft, or penstock, above Tumut 1, a power station in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme in New South Wales. They are standing on an extremely steep slope apparently clearing the area of vegetation and debris.

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Willow sawfly larvae feeding on leaves

This is a colour photograph of three larvae of the willow sawfly ('Nematus oligospilus') feeding on green leaves. The feeding pattern of the larvae can be seen on the leaves. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Tenthredinidae.)

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Willow sawfly pupa

This is a colour photograph of a pupa of a willow sawfly ('Nematus oligospilus') on a green leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Tenthredinidae.)

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Willow sawfly adult on a leaf

This is a colour photograph of an adult female willow sawfly ('Nematus oligospilus') on a willow leaf. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Tenthredinidae.)

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Willow tree defoliated by willow sawfly larvae

This is a colour photograph of a willow tree ('Salix' sp) growing on a freshwater river bank. The willow has been largely defoliated by willow sawfly larvae ('Nematus oligospilus').

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In Surge Chamber No 1, Mangahao Dam, 1923

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the bottom of the surge chamber, as viewed from the end of Tunnel No 2, and showing the head of the pipeline of the Mangahao Hydro-electric scheme in 1923. Mr and Mrs W H Walker of Levin, a town on the North Island of New Zealand, are standing in the chamber. The photograph was ...