Seven decades ago, in October 1949, the ceremonial first blast was fired at Adaminaby to mark the commencement of a hydro-electric construction project that would become known as one of the world’s modern engineering marvels.
This historic milestone will be recognised with events in Cooma, Khancoban and Talbingo this spring. The events will focus on celebrating the incredible achievements of the construction era and many decades of successful operations. It’s also a great opportunity for Snowy workers from over the decades to reconnect and share stories of their Snowy life and experiences with each other and the current Snowy staff.
Khancoban reunion celebration event
Lady Hudson Rose Garden | 26 October | 11am - 3pm
The Khancoban community event will be held in the Lady Hudson Rose Garden with people invited to come along and share their Snowy stories in the beautiful gardens and reunion marquee. People can bring a picnic or purchase food from local providers.
The rose garden was created during the construction of the Murray side of the Scheme and has upgraded recently by the local Council.
Talbingo reunion celebration event
Tumut 3 Power Station viewing area and car park | 10 November | 10am - 2pm
The Talbingo reunion event will provide a rare opportunity to see inside Talbingo’s Tumut 3 Power Station from the viewing gallery. A barbecue lunch with be available with all proceeds to be donated to a local charity.