Kōrero: Rural services

Kaūpokonui dairy factory

Kaūpokonui dairy factory

The Kaūpokonui Dairy Co-operative in Taranaki generated its own electricity from 1900. Water from the nearby Kaūpokonui Stream powered two turbines and generators. In this photograph of the factory, taken about 1910, power lines can be seen above the building on the left. Taranaki, a major dairying area, was one of the first regions to make wide use of electricity for agricultural purposes.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Agriculture Department Collection
Reference: 1/1-007671; G

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Electricity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18554/kaupokonui-dairy-factory (accessed 22 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008