Australian Histories Podcast
Ep 40 Snowy Hydro Scheme - Pt 3 - Contractors & townships: Australian History

Ep 40 Snowy Hydro Scheme - Pt 3 - Contractors & townships: Australian History

August 24, 2020

The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme began construction at Guthega, with a Norwegian contractor, and before too long, power was being delivered to the people. 

Workers and families got used to the new environment and the working conditions as the construction projects multiplied across the project sites, while others had to get used to their relocated townships. 

(60 mins)

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Ep 39 Snowy Hydro Scheme - Pt 2 - Getting Land & Workers: Australian History

Ep 39 Snowy Hydro Scheme - Pt 2 - Getting Land & Workers: Australian History

August 6, 2020

The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme was underway.  Now they Authority had to acquire  the land across the Alps, and recruit a workforce, to survey, plan and construct the many parts of the project; not an easy thing to do in booming post war Australia. 

Part 2 gives an overview of the recruitment of workers, the majority coming from various worker schemes and displaced persons camps in Europe.  And we learn about the arrangements for compensating and moving the existing landholders to make way for the Snowy Scheme.

(47 mins)

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