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Council Flashback

First hydroelectric street lights in Queensland!

The first hydroelectric street lights in not only Queensland, but the whole of Australia, were installed in 1898 in Thargomindah.

Read more in the State Library of Queensland blog Drilling for Electricity? Thargomindah's hydroelectric dream 1898

More links to articles tracing the history of Thargomindah’s hydroelectric street lights:

Scholz Electrical history article

Thargo Tourism hydro power plant story


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