Today we turn our attention the workers’ arrangements. At the peak of construction, over 1959/60, there were 7300 people employed on the project. So that’s a lot of people to keep fed & watered, and entertained.
But it was hard and sometimes dangerous work, so we consider some of the human costs on the project too.
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