The Story of the Snowy Scheme

Australia, 1958

Film
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This film tells the story of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. Ultimately the Scheme will double Australia’s present power output and will provide ample irrigation water each year. Excavatgions are in progress for miles of tunnel which will divert the waters of the Snowy into the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Tumut Rivers. Maps and diagrams as well as photographs show what has been achieved. The Munyong Power Station was officially opened by the Prime Minister in 1955. The completed Guthega Dam supplies this station with water.

Credits

producer

H Malcolm

production company

Snowy Mountains Authority

Language

English

Duration

00:21:02:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30419

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Power resources - Australia

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

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Water-power

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Murray River (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Murrumbidgee River (N.S.W. and A.C.T.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Snowy River Region (N.S.W. and Vic.)

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

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Hydroelectric power plants

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Power resources - Australia

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

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-power

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Australia - History - 1945-1965

History → History

History → Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme

Places → Murray River (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)

Places → Murrumbidgee River (N.S.W. and A.C.T.)

Places → Snowy River Region (N.S.W. and Vic.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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