The Night the Lights Went On

An oral history and other stories from the Tamworth Powerstation Museum.
Written and compiled by Sally Inchbold- Busby.

This publication is an outcome of the research project undertaken by Sally Inchbold-Busby as the 2011 Powerhouse Museum Moveable Heritage Fellowship recipient.

Cover image: Sid Cross changing the light globes, Tamworth, 1933.


City of Light

A History of the Tamworth Electricity Undertaking and Peel-Cunningham County Council.
Ian R. Lobsey, 1988.





Monographs by R.W. Greer:

Ronald William Greer ASTC., FIEAust. CPEng, was the Chief Electrical Engineer to the Peel-Cunningham County Council at Tamworth, NSW. In retirement, he is a volunteer on the staff of the Tamworth Powerstation Museum. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2015.

  • The Story of Light
  • From the Steam Plough Works to Tamworth
  • The Incredible Crompton
  • The Electric Telegraph
  • The Mighty Incandescent Light Bulb
  • Vincent Guy Kable 1891-1947: A Biography
  • Michael Faraday, FRS, Grand Master of Experiment
  • Tamworth Powerstation Museum It’s History