Historical information

The State Electricity Commission produced a Telephone directory for each of its construction sites during the construction of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme during the 1950s to early 1960s. The telephones were linked via the Switchboard. The booklet includes instructions for operating.


The SECV constructed the KHES during the 1950s. It included construction sites on the Bogong High Plains and the townships of Bogong and Mt Beauty. It also connected the Scheme with the outside world and was operated through the switchboard which was located in Mt Beauty. This booklet also gives names of staff and some workmen - their occupation and their whereabouts of work at the time.

Physical description

Cardboard cover with pages inside bound by metal clasp. Pages divided with tabbed headings:- Bogong, Mt Beauty, West Kiewa, McKay Creek Howmans, Rocky Valley Langford's Gap