Photograph 7495347
The Tasmanian Hydro Electric Commission employs 1150 migrant workers among its construction force of 2000 men. Since WWII, the Commission has engaged some 5000 migrant workers to help in a programme of power development in the Central Tasmanian Plateau and Derwent River System. This programme has increased generating capacity from 221000 to nearly 700000 hp. in nine stations. Huge diesel motor trucks move spoil from Cataganga Dam site as it is prepared for concrete. Here Lithuanian born George Almonaitis waits in his truck as it is loaded by a power shovel

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A12111, 1/1958/16/129
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