Switching on the Lights

In this episode we follow the story of the generation and supply of electricity to Sunraysia. Thoughts of supplying electricity were obviously in the minds of the founding fathers but it took quite a few years before a reliable supply was available across the district. With the Power House recently having been renovated and turned into a public access space, it’s great to look back at the building’s origins.

The site as it appears in 2023

Historic images have been sourced from the Public Works Department collection at the Public Record Office Victoria and Museums Victoria collection. Thanks to assistance from Mildura City Council.

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