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Author
Simmers, James M.
Title
The Coming of the Light to Suburban Brisbane
In
Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Imprint
vol. 1, no. 2, Engineers Australia, Crows Nest, New South Wales, 2004, pp. 127-141
ISBN/ISSN
1448-837X
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=493400486130301;res=IELENG
Abstract

The paper outlines the spread of 'the electric light' to the suburbs of Brisbane some 30 years after the benefit of a supply of electricity became available in the commercial centre of the city. Although the citizens were clamouring for it, it was not until the supply company adopted a.c. generation that suburban electrification was feasible. The transport of d.c. supply at utilisation voltage is not technically feasible. For non-technical readers, the paper includes explanation of some electrical terms and concepts.