[Benmore Hydro Dam development]; 1958-1965; 3846

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South Canterbury Museum

Name/Title

[Benmore Hydro Dam development]

About this object

An aerial view of the construction of the Benmore Hydro Dam development, circa 1960.

Construction of the dam began in 1958 and was completed in 1965. The enormous earth dam was the largest construction project of its time, being 957 x 118 metres and used about 12 million cubic metres of material including 400 000 cubic metres of concrete.

Place Made

Waitaki District, New Zealand

Date Made

1958-1965

Medium and Materials

Paper, photographic

Measurements

135(h) x 215(w) mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Benmore Dam

Subject and Association Keywords

Waitaki River Hydroelectric System

Object Type

Print, photographic

Object number

3846

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