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IMAGE: Workers at top of Chimney. Courtesy Morwell Historical Society 

HAZELWOOD: Public Talk

Saturday 25 June
2.00pm to 3.30pm


The now demolished site of Hazelwood Power Station raises many questions. Join us for this special talk that will cover the industrial history of the Morwell, how the community of Morwell was built, and what we can do now to remember these important heritage sites in years to come.    

LRG is pleased to present a special conversation between Chair of PowerWorks, Darrell White, former Hazelwood employees Mary Long and George Harris, convened by Ian Gibson, Board member of the Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority.

This talk will be followed by a reception in the gallery with refreshments and snacks. Please email if you have any access requirements.  


Darrell White is Chair of PowerWorks, a former councillor at Latrobe City Council and a former employee of the SECV. Darrell has extensive knowledge of the energy industry in the Latrobe Valley and through his involvement with PowerWorks has played a central role in promoting greater public understanding of local industrial history, and of its important function within the state of Victoria. 

Mary Long was the first female Unit Controller at Hazelwood Power Station. Mary is a long-term resident of the Valley and worked at Hazelwood from 1984 to 2000.

George R. Harris was a Hazelwood Power Station Operations Unit Controller, and Senior Operations Training Coordinator at the Hazelwood Training Centre. George has an in-depth knowledge of technical operations of Hazelwood Power Station and was a member of the organising committee of the Hazelwood mural, “Hazelwood Power Station, 30 Years’ Service.” 

Ian Gibson Ian is a Latrobe Valley resident from Jeeralang Junction. He is a member of the Board of the Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority and East Gippsland Water, chairs the Community Advisory Group of the Star of the South offshore wind farm and the Audit and Risk Committee of the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, is a Sessional Member at Planning Panels Victoria, and works part-time as Industry Placement Advisor at Federation University.