Story: Energy supply and use

Cabling Auckland

Cabling Auckland

Cabling was an essential part of electricity reticulation, and once installed required regular upgrading and repair work. In this photograph, probably taken in the 1930s, a cable is jointed near King’s Wharf, Auckland. King’s Wharf was the location of the city’s second electric power station, opened in 1913.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
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Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Electricity, late 19th to mid-20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010