Kōrero: Volcanic Plateau region

Italian tunnellers, Tongariro

Italian tunnellers, Tongariro

Italy’s mountainous terrain fostered expertise in tunnelling for roads, railways and dams. Italian tunnellers were employed to work on the Tongariro power project from 1967. The project included three lengthy tunnels and an underground power station.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Geothermal and hydroelectric power', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15181/italian-tunnellers-tongariro (accessed 13 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015