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Poster advertising the Adaminaby Young Anglican Association Grand Ball, 17 October 1950

2006.0076.0002

Poster advertising the Adaminaby Young Anglican Association Grand Ball, 17 October 1950

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Physical description

Rectangular white paper poster printed in red and blue ink with "ADAMINABY / YOUNG ANGLICAN ASSOCIATION / GRAND BALL / Adaminaby School of Arts / TUESDAY / 17th OCTOBER 1950"/ Celebrating the First Anniversary of the Snowy Mountains Authority, / commenced on 17th October 1949 / To be Officially Opened by / The Commissioner, Mr. W. Hudson, B.Sc. / ...".

Statement of significance

The Snowy Scheme - Joe Gordon Collection consists of a stream gauging recorder, photographs and a poster, all relating to the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme.

The Snowy Scheme is Australia's largest engineering work and one of the great engineering feats of the world. Designed to produce irrigation water and electricity, the Scheme took 25 years to construct, 1949-74. Including 7 power stations, 16 dams and 225 kilometres of aqueducts and tunnels, the Scheme was built by a workforce of 100,000 people, two-thirds of whom came from overseas. The scheme played a major part in making Australia multi-cultural, and also in developing Australia's manufacturing, technical and engineering capacities. This collection, consisting of items relating to stream gauging, Joe's work constructing workers' camps and barracks, and Adaminaby before its flooding by the Scheme, helps to illustrate various important elements of the Scheme.

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