Karapiro Hydro Dam – construction

Karapiro Hydro - married quarters Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo
Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo
Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo
Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo

As I work on the KWTJubilee some related gems have been turning up – this selection of photos from the Karapiro Hydro Dam construction in the 1940s from a local family album. Roll over each image and read the captions from the back of each snap (52mm (approx.) square contact prints – a Box Brownie of some sort I’m guessing). Thanks to John Fletcher and George Ve Vorms.