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The Snowy: A History

The Snowy: A History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New 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 9781742236223
Published AU 1 May 2019
Publisher NewSouth Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9781742236223
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher NewSouth Publishing
Imprint NewSouth Publishing
Published 1 May 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By McHugh, Siobhan
Category Australasian & Pacific History
Industrial History
Electrical Power Industries
Power Networks, Systems, Stations & Plants
Australian
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 621.312134099447
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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