Walhalla had electric street lights installed before Melbourne, then it lost electricity
Life in Walhalla during the gold boom was good. With an influx of riches, the town had the funds for local projects including electric streetlights. The streetlights were powered by a generator at the mine, when the mine closed, Walhalla was plunged into darkness. Main electricity was finally connected to Walhalla in December 1998 making it that last place in Australia with a reticulated electricity supply.