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Hydroelectric power plants -- Tasmania -- History
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Green and Gillies Papers

  • Collection
  • 1900-1961

Collection consists of draft copy of "The Story of the Development of Hydro-Electricity in Tasmania" by A.J. Gilles & F.C. Green, Notes and extracts from Gillies Paper, copies of Acts of Parliament 1913-16, and various photographs and newspaper cuttings.

Frank C Green

Acts and Papers of Parliament

Acts and Papers of Parliament, etc. 1913-1916
• The Hydro-Electric Company of Tasmania, information on the proposal before Parliament. 1913;
• Hydro-Electric Power and Metallurgical Co. Ltd. report by E. Parry presented to Parliament 1914;
• Interim Report on the Hydro-Electric Construction Scheme 23 Dec. 1915.;
• Amalgamated Zinc (De Bavray) Lease Enabling Bill 1916;
• Hydro-Electric Department; statement by the Minister for Works 5 Nov. 1919.

Frank C Green

Notes and Extracts from Gillies Papers

Letters from Albert J . Gillies to Frank C. Green (1959-61) commenting on the draft manuscript and enclosing extracts from his father's papers and from news­papers that might be quoted. Includes articles in Mercury newspaper dated 9.7.1915 and 18.3.1922, undated article by A.S. Gill "The Australian zinc-industry". Letter from John Butters dated 9 July 1959.

Frank C Green


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


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

The Story of the Development of Hydro-Electricity in Tasmania

Draft copy of "The Story of the Development of Hydro-Electricity in Tasmania" by A.J. Gilles & F.C. Green from the papers of the
Complex Ores Company, the Hydro-Electric Power and Metallurgical Company and the private papers of J.H. Gillies 'who brought Hydro-Electricity to Tasmania'.
Typescript with ms corrections and notes

Frank C Green