Ticklebelly Tales

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Ticklebelly Tales - with the subtitle of and other stories from the people of the Hydro by Heather Felton, was a book published in 2008 about the people who had worked for the Hydro Electric Commission of Tasmania from 1910 to 2006.

Hydro Tasmania hydro electricity developer, and electricity provider in Tasmania, Australia

Hydro Tasmania, known for most of its history as the Hydro-Electric Commission or The Hydro, is the trading name of the Hydro-Electric Corporation, a Tasmanian Government business enterprise which is the predominant electricity generator in the state of Tasmania, Australia. The Hydro was originally oriented towards hydro-electricity, due to Tasmania's dramatic topography and relatively high rainfall in the central and western parts of the state. Today Hydro Tasmania operates thirty hydro-electric and one gas power station, and is a joint owner in three wind farms.

History

The comprehensive history included institutional details as well as personal anecdotes. [1] A later edition was published in 2013. [2]

Earlier histories of the HEC exist - Garvies' A Million Horses of 1962 [3] and Roger Luptons' Lifeblood of 2000 [4] , however Fenton's style and the production of the Ticklebelly Tales volume includes details of over many interviews and extensive photographic material.

Notes

  1. Felton, Heather; Hydro Tasmania (2008), Ticklebelly tales and other stories from the people of the Hydro, Hydro Tasmania, ISBN   978-0-646-47724-4
  2. Felton, Heather; Hydro Tasmania (2013), Ticklebelly tales and other stories from the people of the Hydro, Hobart Hydro Tasmania, ISBN   978-0-646-59259-6
  3. Garvie, R. M. H; Tasmania. Hydro-Electric Commission (1962), A million horses : Tasmania's power in the mountains, Hydro-Electric Commission, Tasmania, retrieved 30 October 2017
  4. Lupton, Roger (1999), Lifeblood : Tasmania's hydro power, Focus Publishing, ISBN   978-1-875359-33-2

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