Photograph 7495354
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. Twin 13ft 6in pipes carry water into Wayatinah "B" powerhouse. The water comes from an artificial lake just below the junction of the Nive and Derwent Rivers. It flows through a mile long tunnel, then through these pipes, then down triple steel penstocks into the stations 22200 hp. Francis turbines

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A12111, 1/1958/16/136
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