1916 or 1917 - laying the 3' (1100mm) diameter penstock

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NOTICE: This photograph is reproduced courtesy of the North Otago Museum. No further copying of this image is permitted without their agreement. This photo shows the wooden staved penstock for the new powerhouse, being laid down and across Eden Street and up Hospital Hill to Cross Street - a distance of some 700 metres. The photograph is taken looking in the direction of flow in the penstock and the town water supply in one of the the two parallel cast iron pipes which were laid in 1880) flows right to left.

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Photo taken in Glen Warren Reserve, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand

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  • Uploaded on October 19, 2011
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    by Bruce Comfort