Story: Otago region

Kurow District High School

Kurow District High School

In the late 1920s and early 1930s Kurow was a ‘hydro town’ which expanded to house workers building the Waitaki dam and hydroelectric power station. The power station was opened in October 1934. As follow-up work continued, Kurow’s school still had a large roll in 1936.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Population and employment since 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015