Lake Macquarie History

Wangi Power Station Oral Histories

photo: wangi power station 2016

Wangi Power station began supplying power to NSW in late 1958. It took ten years to build, and a thousand men to build it. Many of the workforce lived in a makeshift 'Tent City' on a hill near the station. It was decommissioned in 1986.

This series of oral histories were recorded by Bill Bottomley in 2016 for Lake Macquarie City Library as part of the Wangi Wangi Centenary celebration on 23rd October 2016.

The interviewees in this series all worked at Wangi power station in one capacity or another, and were happy to share some of their memories about the experience.

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