Mokopeka Power Scheme

Original digital file

groveriw907-mokopekahydroelectric.pdf

Description

Mokopeka Hydro-electric station, Maraetotara, Havelock North

1 – Plaque installed 1990

MOKOPEKA HYDRO-ELECTRIC STATION

IPENZ RECOGNISES THIS ENGINEERING WORK AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF N.Z.’S ENGINEERING HERITAGE.
A TRIBUTE TO ENGINEERING RESOURCE AND ENTERPRISE, IT IS PROBABLY THE OLDEST OPERATIONAL STATION IN THE WORLD

OWNERS:   THE CHAMBERS FAMILY
DESIGNER AND CONSTRUCTION:    JOHN CHAMBERS JNR.
COMMISSIONED 1892.

2 – On rear of photo – “Old generator now motor”

3 – shed that houses the generator

4 – weir on Maraetotara Stream

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Location

Maraetotara

Format of the original

Photographs

Accession number

907/1855/41491

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