Our History | The auxiliary steam plant to the rescue during dry times

By Julian Burgess, Launceston Historical Society
June 25 2022 - 12:30am
ALL ABOARD: Launceston's new trams in action along Brisbane Street in August 1911. Picture: Weekly Courier, August 3, 1911

The South Esk River was at such a low level after a period of below-average rainfall in 1911 that there were fears there wouldn't be enough water for the Duck Reach Power Station.

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