Australian Histories Podcast

Ep 42 Snowy Hydro Scheme - Pt 5 - Completion: Australian History

October 26, 2020

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.

(52 mins)

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