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15-July-2014
15-July-2014

Photographs supplied by John Huth
A monument commemorates 50 years of electricity supply to Hughden.

Location

Address:12 McLaren Street, Hughenden, 4821
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.851344
Long: 144.192574
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Front Inscription

NORQEB
A partner in progress

The Minister for Mines, Energy & Police the Hon. R. E. Camm, M.L.A. unveiled this plaque on Thursday 27th April, 1978 to mark the official commissioning of the 66kV interconnector with the coast.

The plaque also commemorates 50 years progress in the electricity supply industry in Hughenden.  The concrete slab was part of the bse of one of the original wood-burning gas producers in the first Hughenden power station, buitl in 1927.  The present station, built in 1963, went on standby in April 1978 when the mid-western supplyy network was connected to the Queensland State Grid.

The North Queensland Electricity Board
F. Born  Chairman
E. D. Murray  State Electricity Commissioner
D. H. Pearse  General Manager

 

 

Source: MA
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