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Our proud history


Learning area: HASS
Topics: citizenship, civics, history

Learn about the many workers who came from war-torn Europe through the Commonwealth Government’s immigration scheme. Over 100,000 men and women from more than 30 countries worked on the construction of the Snowy Scheme. For the first five years of construction, 100’s of workers lived in tents in remote areas of the mountains with very basic living conditions to prepare construction sites for the dams and tunnels. These workers were paramount to the success of the mighty Snowy Scheme.   

1953 – Norwegians arriving at the base of the inclined embankment designed to support the down-piped, or penstocks, that would deliver water from the dam to Guthega Power Station.

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