100 Years of Hydro

Agri, Mining and Industry

100 Years of Hydro is an exhibition that tells the story of the past one hundred years, from construction of the first power station, Waddamana, to the novel technologies being used today.
Through the electricity generated by hydropower, the state’s manufacturing and agriculture industries have flourished; Hydro people built roads and created villages where none previously existed; the migrant workforce recruited to work on power schemes shaped Tasmania’s culture; and our engineering and technological breakthroughs have changed the way the world approaches the challenge of generating energy.
Housed largely within a 40-foot custom-designed container as well as external industrial frames, this dynamic, audio-visual exhibition portrays the past, present and possible future of the Hydro.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see historical photos and artefacts, learn about Tasmania’s world famous hydropower system, and discover the fascinating stories of the people who built the business.


Disabled access available History & Heritage Interpretive Centre Walk Wheelchair access


Free Entry

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