Photograph 7495980
Some 55 per cent of the 840 men working for the first Australian company to win a major contract in the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric and Irrigation Scheme are migrants from Britain and Europe. Their home countries include England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Holland, Norway, Greece and Austria. The Australian company, Theiss Brothers Pty Ltd, has a 10 Million Pound contract to build an earth and rock fill dam 220ft , high on the Tooma River and a 9-mile tunnel through the mountains to divert the river's water into Tumut Pond Dam, on the Tumut River. Grimy fitters work on a locomotive used in Tooma tunnel: left, Bernie Tucker, Australian workshop Supervisor, and German-born Henry Newaczyk, 24 of Baden-Baden

Image details

Year: 
RecordSearch reference: 
A12111, 1/1960/16/86
Add to favourites (login required)
Share on social media: 
Share

Contributions

People:
No people have been tagged yet. Be the first by using the 'Tag people' button.
Locations:
No locations have been added yet. Be the first by using the 'Suggest locations' button.
Keywords: