This episode concludes the series exploring the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme; the vast hydro electric, and irrigation project, that began in 1949 and was under construction for 25 years.
As well as providing much needed electricity and irrigation water to a soon to be booming Australia, the international workforce helped usher in the era of Multiculturalism, and the project developed engineering expertise and pride, at a time of great optimism in Australia.
Brilliant stories from Australia’s past!
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Conversations: Interview with Siobhan McHugh. https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/siobhan-mchugh-snowy-scheme-rpt/12047818
McHugh, S. (2019). The Snowy : a history (Anniversary edition. ed.): Sydney, NSW, Australia : NewSouth. ISBN:9781742236223I
Siobhan McHugh webpage: The Snowy. https://siobhanmchugh.org/the-snowy/
Robinson, F., National Occupational Health and Safety Commission, & La Trobe University Department of History. (2000). A study of occupational health and safety practice in the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. Camperdown, N.S.W. : National Occupational Health and Safety Commission. ISBN:0646394045I
NMA: Defining Moments: https://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/snowy-mountains-hydro
David Hunt – Animation NMA: https://youtu.be/xtluvJQwYK4
Adeland, J.H. (2002).Bridging Troubled Water: Social Capital and the Snowy River. (Masters). Australian National University, Retrieved from https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/148716
Gray, C. M. (1956). THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS SCHEME. Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, 104(4988), 887-910. Retrieved from www.jstor.org/stable/41365921. ISSN:00359114I
Kociumbas, J. Myths, men and history: the making of the Snowy mystique. JRAHS, 88.
Magee, O. 2006. Building and selling the Snowy. Quadrant. May.
Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority. (1969). SNOWY MOUNTAINS HYDRO-ELECTRIC AUTHORITY TWENTIETH ANNUAL REPORT FOR YEAR 1968-69 (30 June 1969). Retrieved from https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-845449891
Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority. (1974).SNOWY MOUNTAINS HYDRO-ELECTRIC AUTHORITY TWENTIETH ANNUAL REPORT FOR YEAR 1973-74 (September 1974). Retrieved from https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-844217023
Erskine, W.D. et al. 1999. Recovery of the Snowy River: Politics and river rehabilitation. Australian Geographical Studies. 37(3) pp330-336. November.
For Sale: the Snowy Hydro. (Transcript) Sunday 19 Feb, 2006. ABC Radio National. Retrieved from https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/archived/nationalinterest/for-sale-the-snowy-hydro-transcript-available/3302718.
Grazing in the Australian Alps. Australian Alps National Parks: Education resource – Grazing. Retrieved from https://theaustralianalps.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/grazing.pdf
Use of the Snowy River waters: Immense Hydro-elecric power possibilities. The Commonwealth Engineer. September 1947. https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-89037351
Snowy River to flow again: http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/stories/s196582.htm
Snowy: Stories from former workers and families of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOUJv4HaFIU
Hurst, D & Morton, A. (2020) Snowy Hydro 2.0 wins federal ‘thumbs-up’ – despite environmental fears. The Guardian. Tue 30 June.
The Best of the Years, 1974: Snowy Mountains Scheme opened. http://tlf.dlr.det.nsw.edu.au/learningobjects/Content/R11344/object/r7167.html
Snowy Hydro awards $5.1b contract. https://tatimes.com.au/snowy-hydro-awards-5-1b-contract/
Snowy Hydro videos:
Snowy Slide Collection NLA: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-144085975
Images SnowyHydro: https://www.snowyhydro.com.au/news/galleries/
Heritage Story – Alps – The Dulugar. https://youtu.be/Q-iSgsr9R-E