Australian Histories Podcast

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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