Page 1 of 1 pages
(4 pictures)
Picture relating to Rockhampton - titled 'View of a Rockhampton street from the train, 1937-1938'
Picture relating to Rockhampton - titled 'Shops in Rockhampton as seen from the train, 1937-1938'
Picture relating to Mount Isa - titled 'Departure of the Mount Isa train, ca. 1937'
Picture relating to Somerset Dam - titled 'Substation, compressor plant and workshop buildings at the construction site, Somerset Dam, 1937'

Substation, compressor plant and workshop buildings at the construction site, Somerset Dam, 1937

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1937
(contact QldPics about this picture)

Somerset Dam was constructed between 1935 and 1959, with works being suspended for six years due to World War II. The dam is situated on the Stanley River and is approximately 220km upstream from the mouth of the Brisbane River. The adjacent township is named after it, and was the site of the original workers camp. The dam itself was named after local grazier Henry Plantagenet Somerset, M.L.A. for Stanley in the Queensland Parliament from 1904 - 1920. (Information taken from: Esk Shire Council database, 2000, retrieved 17 March 2006, from < large workshop buildings are featured, all with large swing doors opening onto loading docks. A small locomotive engine and some cars are parked in front of the buildings.</p>