1989, 60 Minutes
The Snowy Mountains Scheme remains one of the greatest engineering feats in the world today, but behind the story of engineering and construction is the story of the people who built the dream, the story of the people behind the power.
An estimated 100,000 people worked on the ambitious hydro electric, dams and water diversion Scheme between 1949 and 1974, the year of its completion. Two-thirds of the them were immigrants from over 40 countries around the world.
The Snowy - A Dream of Growing Up is a story of social, cultural and political change told through the experiences of those who worked on the scheme.
A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director/Writer: Stephen Ramsey
Narrator: Noni Hazlehurst
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Curriculum Links: Civics and Citizenship. Level: middle primary to tertiary. Of particular relevance for NSW History Stage 5 'Changing Rights and Freedoms' Section B: Migrants - Change over Time'; NSW English Stage 6 'The Way We Worked' English for exploring our past through industrial events in Australia.