New Zealand lake Coleridge 1913 Christmas postcard power station and area views

$85.00

Lake Coleridge 1913 Power station Christmas RP postcard

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Superb 1913 multi view postcard unused of Lake Coleridge [New Zealand]shows various views includes staff and views of the construction of the power station includes even a dog and men outside huts.

Coleridge was New Zealand’s first major power station in which the state was involved. It was constructed mainly to supply electricity to Christchurch, with construction beginning in 1911 and completed with three generating units in 1914.[4]: 361  For the most part it was built by hand, with some heavier work done by steam shovels.[5] Following its initial construction, the twin 66 kV transmission lines connecting the power station with Christchurch’s Addington substation were the highest voltage in New Zealand, and the longest at over 100 kilometres (62 mi) long

 

The postcard has wear edges and corners ,corner crease bottom left and right corners ,I would list this card as Rare.

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