The Water miners

Australia, 1970

Film
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An examination of the large hydro-electric power scheme envisaged for the Gordon River system in Tasmania. Shows exploration of the area, building of roads and camps, and the work of all the hydrologists and engineers. The plan is to build dams in the steep gorges to catch water to turn the turbines.

Credits

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Duration

00:23:36:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30243

Language

English

Subject categories

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

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Water-power

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Gordon River (Tas.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Wilderness areas - Tasmania

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Dams - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Gordon River (Tas.

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water resources development

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water-power

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Watershed management

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Watersheds

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wilderness areas - Tasmania

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Hydroelectric power plants

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water resources development

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-power

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Tasmania - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Water-supply engineering

Places → Gordon River (Tas.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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