Photograph 7495355
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. Partly built penstocks leading down to Wayatinah "A" powerhouse, which will have three turbines. Water will come from Liapoota Dam through a four-mile tunnel, then flow out into the artificial lake seen in the background. This is just below the junction of the Derwent and Nive Rivers

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A12111, 1/1958/16/137
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