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The Snowy: A history
  

The Snowy: A history (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By McHugh, Siobhan

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The Snowy: A History tells the extraordinary story of the mostly migrant workforce who built one of the world's engineering marvels. This classic, prize-winning account of the remarkable Snowy Scheme is available again for the 70th anniversary of this epic nation-building project.... The Snowy Scheme was an extraordinary engineering feat carried out over twenty-five years from 1949 to 1974, one that drove rivers through tunnels built through the Australian alps, irrigated the dry inland and generated energy for the densely populated east coast. The Snowy Mountains Scheme was also a site of post-war social engineering that helped create a diverse multicultural nation. Siobhan McHugh's in-depth interviews with those who were there at the time reveals the human stories of migrant workers, high country locals, politicians and engineers. It also examines the difficult and dangerous aspects of such a major construction in which 121 men lost their lives. Rich and evocative, this sweeping narrative tells stories of love, endurance, tragedy and hard work during a transformative time.
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ISBN 9780369306999
Released AU 31 Jul 2019
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780369306999
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 31 Jul 2019
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By McHugh, Siobhan
Category History
Number of Pages 550
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: World & General

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