First Australian city to be lit by publicly-owned hydro electricity

By Julian Burgess
March 28 2017 - 6:30pm
ELECTRICITY: Launceston was the first city in Australia to be lit by a publicly-owned hydro electricity supply.
ELECTRICITY: Launceston was the first city in Australia to be lit by a publicly-owned hydro electricity supply.

Launceston is a city of  ‘firsts’ with numerous achievements of state, national and even international significance by residents and local organisations celebrated in the pages of The Examiner over the past 175 years.

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