Photograph 7495951
Civil engineering, 'Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme'. Some 55% of the 840 men working for the first Australian company to win a major contract at the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric and Irrigation Scheme are migrants from Britain and Europe. The Australian company Thiess Brothers has a 10 million Pound Sterling contract to build an earth and rock fill dam 220 feet high on the Tooma River and a 9 mile tunnel through the mountains to divert the rivers water into Tumut Pond Dam. Symbol painted on all Thiess Brothers vehicles working on the Snowy contract. A kangaroo leaps over the Snowy Mountains

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A12111, 1/1960/16/53
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