Snowy waters

Australia, 1952

Film
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A brief description of the large-scale hydroelectric schemes being undertaken by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority. When completed the scheme will change the geography of an area as large as Switzerland by completely altering the course of streams and rivers. The film shows some of the work undertaken by the scheme including the construction of dams, building of roads and extensive excavations.

Credits

director

Bern Gandy

producer

John Martin-Jones

production company

Australian National Film Board

Language

English

Duration

00:11:07:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28658

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia

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

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers - Regulation

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

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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