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William Ebenezer Shoobridge Collection Hydroelectric power plants -- Tasmania -- History
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Copies of articles for newspapers etc. and notes and extracts from other studies, including: "Water power in the west" (1896), notes on water power in Ontario, Sweden, Russia etc., use of water in Tasmania, power, irrigation and closer settlement (see also soldier settlement S3/26), flood prevention, Hobart and Launceston water supplies, need for a Commission, etc. (Typescript copies)

William Ebenezer Shoobridge


Papers relating to W.E. Shoobridge's interest in the development of hydro-electric power and the use of water conserved for H.E.P. for irrigation and in possible schemes for the Upper Derwent and other districts. Correspondence with Government ministers and with H.G. Rashbacher, Consulting Engineer U.S.A. (1913-1924); Samuel Fortier of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (1916-1924); the H.E.P. Commission of Ontario, Canada (1919-1924); the Westinghouse Co.; Electrolytic Zinc Co. (1917); the Aluminium Co. of America (1918); Wardens of Huon, Fingal, etc. (1919), and an introduction for the Bushy Park Manager to the Closer Settlement Board of California for information on irrigation, hydro-electric power and closer settlement (1920).

William Ebenezer Shoobridge