The Snowy Mountains Scheme showing the Guthega Project

Australia, 1956

Film
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Records the construction of a new dam and power station as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Before the building of the dam could begin, a tunnel had to be constrcuted to divert the waters of the river. Blizzards, a swollen river and sub-zero temperatures did not deter the Norwegian contractors and on 23rd April 1955, the Prime Minister, Mr Menzies, officially opened the power station and operated the switch which set the turbines in motion.

Credits

production company

Snowy Mountains Authority

Duration

00:15:50:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1956

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28656

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Construction workers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Dams - Design and Construction

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Work environment

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Hydroelectric power plants

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Australia - History - 20th century

History → History

History → Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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