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'Cattle coming in to water', 1884-1917

This is a full plate glass negative entitled 'Cattle Coming in to Water' taken bythe Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format depicts a collection of dark, white and speckled cattle coming to drink from a dam. Trees can be ...

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Family picnic with spit roast, 1978

This is a colour photograph showing a Papadimitropoulos family picnic with a spit roast at Greenvale Reservoir, near Tullamarine, in 1978. The spit was hooked up to a modified car battery and is visible at the front right-hand side of the photograph. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Tassie be dammed: raising environmental concerns

In response to prolonged periods of drought, the Tasmanian Government embarked on a plan to 'drought-proof' Tasmania. With the state's government planning to build more dams and increase the area of irrigated farmland, environmental groups have raised concerns about the wider impacts of such action.

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Franklin River campaign

How important is the environment in an election campaign? In this clip, explore the issue that changed Australia's conservation landscape forever: the fight to save the Franklin River. Watch how the Tasmanian Wilderness Society used political and media strategies to influence the outcome of the 1983 federal election in ...

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Lake Pedder Christmas card, 1973

This card, produced by the Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission (HEC) in 1973, offers 'Season's greetings' and states that the views depict Lake Pedder before and after it was flooded in 1972 for the Upper Gordon River Hydro-electricity Scheme. One view is of two women on an elevated rocky area overlooking a grass-covered ...

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Constructing the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources focuses on the work of building the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into seven categories: preparing the sites; bringing up supplies; drilling the tunnels; constructing the dams; building the power stations; constructing pressure shafts; and creating ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme in overview

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the 'big picture' of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into three categories: overviews of the Scheme; maps and diagrams of the Scheme; and celebrating stages in the Scheme. The collection contains historic photographs, film footage and ...

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Officials at the Tumut Pond Dam wall site

This is a photograph showing the first Snowy Mountains Authority Commissioner, Sir William Hudson (1896-1978, centre), discussing site plans with two other officials at the site of the Tumut Pond Dam wall in the Snowy Mountains. The three men are standing on a grass ledge in a steep and rugged gorge with the Tumut River ...

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Guthega Dam wall - asset 1

This is a 1954 photograph of the construction of the concrete dam wall at Guthega, 15 kilometres north-east of Mount Kosciuszko, in the Snowy Mountains. The wall is being constructed in sections. Power cables are suspended across the valley, and two figures stand on top of a building to the left. Water sits in small ponds ...

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Guthega Dam wall - asset 2

This is a 1954 photograph of the construction of the concrete dam wall at Guthega, 15 kilometres north-east of Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains, built to allow water to drop down a 4.6-kilometre tunnel to the penstocks and power station. The wall is being constructed in sections and there is steel scaffolding holding ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme relief map

This is a photograph of a hand-drawn relief map for the proposed Snowy Mountains Scheme from around 1945, showing the dams, tunnels, power stations and canals that would make up the Scheme. A typewritten note attached to the back of the photograph reads 'This photograph is of a relief map of the Snowy Mountains area showing ...

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Norwegian drillers at Munyang, 1952

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1952, which shows Norwegian drillers, who were brought to Australia because of a shortage of skilled labour after the Second World War, working on the initial stages of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The men are preparing the rock face for blasting at Munyang, the site of the Guthega ...

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Diagram of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This is a schematic cross-section diagram, drawn in 1953, of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It shows the two main sections of the Scheme: the Tumut and the Snowy-Murray Developments. The diagram outlines the two transmountain tunnel systems that divert water from the Snowy River and its tributary, the Eucumbene ...

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Construction of the Eucumbene diversion tunnel, c1954

This is a black-and-white photograph that shows the initial construction of the tunnel built to divert the Eucumbene River as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The photograph shows men at work in the tunnel and at its entrance, a stationary truck and an excavator clearing rock spoil. On the right of the photograph, observing ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme tunnel, 1955

This is a black-and-white photograph of workers concreting the Eucumbene diversion tunnel for the Snowy Mountains Scheme in 1955. The photograph has been taken inside the tunnel, and shows a truck discharging concrete onto one of two conveyor belts via a hopper. A worker stands at the end of each belt; one of the workers ...

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Drilling on the 'Snowy', 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph from 1956 showing drillers fitting a drill during construction of the tunnels for the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The photograph shows two drillers wearing hard hats, gloves and waterproof gear and working in a confined space at the front section of the drill. One worker is holding the long ...

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Eucumbene diversion tunnel, 1955

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the construction of the Eucumbene diversion tunnel in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme in 1955. Men are working on a wooden platform inside the tunnel. Wooden formwork holds concrete in place against the rock walls.

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Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme worker, 1957 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white photograph of a worker beside a small machine at the Guthega Dam on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme in 1957.

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Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme worker, 1957 - asset 2

This is a posed black-and-white photograph of a Norwegian worker moving snow from the entrance to a shed at the Guthega Dam on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme in 1957.

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Surveying Snowy Mountains Scheme dam, 1949

This is a black-and-white photograph of two men surveying the site of the Eucumbene Dam, a valley near Adaminaby, New South Wales. A surveyor is taking notes beside a tripod and theodolite (an instrument used by a surveyor to measure angles), while another man is holding a stadia rod (a graduated vertical rod used to find ...