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This is the story of the pioneering of electricity in the old Colo Shire and Castlereagh Municipality by a private company from 1934 to 1965 The catastrophic floods of 1961 and 1964 of the Hawkesbury lead to the demise of the Company and the takeover by Prospect County Council. Joy was privileged to work there in her first job from 1958 to 1965. Nothing previously has been written about it, the story of its inception by a Gravel Company, the tenacity of those directing it and the pure hard work and guts of the workers who made it all happen.


The books tells the history, plus the stories of some of the people involved. It is a story that has never been told before.

The Hawkesbury Development Company Ltd. by Joy Shepherd

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