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Power of Water, The

Extremely popular resource about the operations and history of the building of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme
Year : 1988 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes |
VS water run off from melted snow, pouring over grass and snow making stream down hillside.
Access No. 38927 | 1 min 33 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW; Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Rain falling into water gathered on ground from melted snow. VS Rain / sleet falling over gum trees and snow covered hills (no snow on trees).
Access No. 124944 | 1 min 30 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS snow falling in Snowy Mountains. Some CU's snow against trees and ground covered sparsely with snow.
Access No. 124945 | 1 min 31 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Good shots snow covered hills and trees. Dam surrounded by snow. CU trees with snow on branches, one against blue sky. Pipeline and hydro electric station amongst snow. More snow scenes. CU small stream flowing though thick snow. Faster flowing stream with small waterfall.
Access No. 124946 | 8 mins 57 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Air to air shot light aircraft flying over Snowy Mountains, no trees in some of shots. Aerial over reservoir and dam with sparse snow. Aerial mountains, winding road? and buildings. Good aerials hydro electric power station (no snow), dam and reservoir, blue sky, green surrounds. More aerials over snow covered hills. High aerials over lake (no snow). Good aerials over snow covered hills (some shots no trees).
Access No. 124947 | 15 mins 25 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials over Sydney at night focussing on Centrepoint (AMP) tower in yellow light
Access No. 125909 | 9 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Sydney County Council | Colour |
Profile of mans head with graphic lights in B/G
Access No. 126227 | 2 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
Tangarra train at night
Access No. 126228 | 3 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © State Rail Authority | Colour |
People alighting from silver train onto platform
Access No. 126229 | 1 sec | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Electrical appliances in retail store, kettles, irons, blenders, chandelier lights, washing machines, televisions. Woman at a television control panel, pan across lighting store display
Access No. 126230 | 14 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
CU on finger pressing button on control panel, automated assembly line for motor car manufacture, automotive industry, newsprint running on rollers, low angle shot of doctors operating in operating theatre, medical, good shot of blast furnace in silhouette with sparks flying, control room in steel foundry, factory, man at operating panel
Access No. 126231 | 10 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
St George Dragons footballers running onto field under night lights, zoom to stadium lighting
Access No. 126233 | 6 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Underground tunnel POV of vehicle moving through tunnel, tourists on guided tour of hydroelectric power station, interior power station with blue turbines CU of tour guide, VS of tourists, tourists and guide on dam wall looking to Tumut River below, HA LS of river below dam, CU on woman asking if water is drinkable. Close shot on tour bus and pull back to WS of dam wall.
Access No. 126234 | 1 min 31 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival footage of construction of Snowy Mountains Scheme, drilling in tunnel, visit by Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth, rushing water, pipes, pipeline, Queen Mother, installing turbines, Prime Minister Robert Menzies official opening of flood gates, water spouts, workers, drilling rocks, pilot in aeroplane, man with binoculars, worker on power line (occupational work safety issue), man driving vehicle, concrete bucket, locomotive in tunnel, underground tunnelling, underground train carrying rock,
Access No. 126235 | 1 min 57 secs | 1950s | Snowy Mountains | © Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
Archival footage - workers in black raincoats waiting for explosion in underground tunnelling of Snowy Mountains Scheme, fingers in ears, explosion, men in yellow hard hats blown off in force of explosion. Commentary - ÒNo place for the faint heartedÓ. WS of workers camp on hillside. Red snow plough at work, Land Rover through fast flowing river, road train down steep mountain road, CU on pushing detonator, and good shots of explosion with hillside sliding away, earth moving equipment and bulldozers, aeroplane flies low over dam, aerial of dam under construction
Access No. 126236 | 1 min 6 secs | 1950s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
Aerials of completed dams in Snowy Mountains Scheme and power stations, pumping stations, pipelines, interior control room and power station, turbines, generators, sluice gates
Access No. 126237 | 54 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan of peaceful still river with gum trees on banks, drought conditions with dead cow, bones and carcass, dry arid land
Access No. 126238 | 26 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
Snow falling in mountain ranges, bleak weather, gum trees covered in snow, against clear blue sky, CU of ice and running water, fast flowing Snowy River
Access No. 126239 | 35 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival photograph of early surveyors working in Snowy Mountains collecting data and post war reports on soil conservation and proposals to divert the Snowy River
Access No. 126240 | 30 secs | 1950s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Water flowing down rock face - waterfall.
Access No. 126241 | 17 secs | 1950s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Graphic plan of Snowy Mountains Scheme
Access No. 126242 | 17 secs | 1950s | © Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
Nose of small aeroplane taxiing, plane taking off, aerials over alpine area, alps of Snowy Mountains, township of Cabrumurra with chalets, man on skidoo, CU on gauge being pushed into snow for testing and taking measurements, collecting data
Access No. 126243 | 1 min 50 secs | 1950s | Cabrumurra, Snowy Mountains,NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle shot of white Land Cruiser driving into tunnel flooded with running water, driving through tunnel POV driver, driving along ridge of dam, man through gate and walks across bridge, maintenance and inspection of structures and monitoring of dam levels
Access No. 126244 | 1 min 20 secs | 1950s | Snowy Mountains,NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Water released from dam in huge gush or outflow. CU on spray, zoom to dam wall, safety check done on dam wall, CU on monitors, welding pipes, maintenance on turbines and generators
Access No. 126245 | 1 min 59 secs | 1950s | Snowy Mountains | © NFSA | Colour |
CU of snow covered branches of trees and tilt down to snow plough clearing snow from roads. Rock fall retaining mesh on side of road as erosion safety precaution. Workmen dislodging rocks from sides of roadways, men sowing seeds to replace vegetation, spreading straw, spraying straw with tar, truck tipping rock into river, reinforcing and stabilising river banks with rock walls, pan of peaceful river with orange coloured foliage on banks
Access No. 126246 | 1 min 37 secs | 1950s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of Snowy Mountains Authority Central Office Complex. Interior shots of office, man at computer, computer aided drafting (CAD) , printing plans, computer display, communication tower and control room,
Access No. 126247 | 1 min 28 secs | 1950s | Cooma, NSW, Australia, Snowy Mountains | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of rural landscape of long brown grass and a single telegraph pole against blue sky. Quick zoom into microwave receiver. Interior power station control room, turbine starting up, high angle shots of interior of power station, high aerial over irrigation area with marked out farmland - good shot of rural farms and markings
Access No. 126248 | 58 secs | 1950s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Resort complex in Snowy Mountains, swimming pool, children in pool, woman sunbaking, playing tennis, sailing on lake, horse riding by lake, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, golfing, snow skiing, stocks in snow, children on long toboggan, CU on wombat eating amongst snow
Access No. 126249 | 1 min 27 secs | 1980s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
Pan of weir and power station
Access No. 126250 | 34 secs | 1950s | Geehi, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |