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Printed on front of mounting board, top right, with black ink: “P 113”

Typed on piece of paper glued to back: “P. 113. Four men at working face in No. 2 tunnel. Nine men were killed in this tunnel, seven at one time by foul air. P.N.P.L.”

Written on back with black ballpoint pen: “Four men at working face in No. 2 tunnel. Nine men were killed in this tunnel, seven of them in a single incident when ventilation system broke down. G.L. Adkin photo (P.Nth. Pub. Lib. Collection. MGH 205)”

Used in book – ‘Horowhenua County and its People’, page 280, with caption - Workers in No. 2 tunnel at head of pipeline. Nine men died here, seven in a single tragic occurrance of foul air. PNPL.

Four unidentified men working at the face in the No. 2 tunnel, Mangahao, 1920’s. Nine men were killed during the construction of this tunnel, seven of them in a single incident when the ventilation system broke down.

1 B&W photo print copy, mounted

Used in book – ‘Horowhenua County and its People’, page 280

Any use of this image must be accompanied by the credit “Horowhenua Historical Society Inc.”

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Tunnellers, No.2 Tunnel, Mangahao, 1920's

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construction site costume,
hhs mounted photograph collection,
hydro-electric scheme - mangahoe,
mangahao (shannon),
men machinery,
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