Story: Hydroelectricity

Hydro town (2nd of 3)

Hydro town

The township at Roxburgh dam, built to accommodate construction workers, was an essential part of building the power stations. The dam was completed in 1956.

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John E. Martin, 'Hydroelectricity - National hydro system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by John E. Martin, published 11 Mar 2010