Transmission Lines 1955–1974 is a project by Linda Carroli. It documents my father’s working life as a rigger and linesman with the Electric Power Transmission and its Italian parent company. He kept a photographic record of his working life and the photographs featured in this map are his personal photographs from Australia and Italy in the period 1955 to 1974. He commenced work in Italy in 1954 and remained working with EPT until 1975.
View Transmission Lines 1955 to 1974 in a larger map. This interactive map reproduces the map produced by my father. It documents the power lines he worked on through image and text. Click on the towers.
30 April 2008
Clare to Garbutt Line, 1967
A couple of 1967 newspaper clippings describe work on the Clare to Garbutt Line around Townsville in North Queensland. Workers used 'rockets' to carry lines across gorges to the towers. My father is pictured demonstrating the technology.