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Aftermath of accident involving Bedford bus which went off the Island Bend-Guthega road avoiding a semi-trailer on its way up the hill...

2006.0076.0003.008

Aftermath of accident involving Bedford bus which went off the Island Bend-Guthega road avoiding a semi-trailer on its way up the hill...

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Physical description

Black and white photograph, which depicts a Snowy Mountains Authority (SMA) bus on its roof leaning against a tree on a steep slope. The emergency exit window in the back has been pushed out. A man is leaning on a stump behind it and looking inside. "Aftermath of accident involving Bedford bus which went off the / Island Bend-Guthega road avoiding a semi-trailer on its way / up the hill. / Hardly any injuries were sustained, thanks mainly to the / tree - had it not been there it was a long way down!! / 1951" is written on the back in black ink.

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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