Thargomindah’s hydro power plant

This little town was the first in Australia to produce hydro-electric power for street lighting. In 1898, generators were linked to water pouring out of a bore to produce the power. Amazingly the system still functions and runs every afternoon at 4.30 (except in summer).

Contact Info

(07) 4655 3399; thargo.info@bigpond.com

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