Photograph 7495353
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. Catagana Dam site at night. A row of floodlights have been suspended over the Derwent River to enable work to go on 24 hours a day. The main body of workers operate on day shift

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A12111, 1/1958/16/135
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