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Burragorang - Progress Spells Doom for Lovely Valley

Scenes of Burragorang before the building of the Warragamba Dam.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 88 | Year : 1955 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Scenes of Burragorang Valley soon to be flooded to make a lake for the Warrangamba Dam. Valley scenics , turkey farm, vegetables being grown, cauliflowers and pumpkins bagged and packed. Rivers form the Warragamba Weir, swirling waters. Site of Warragamba Dam, scenics. Old man Mr Cummings working in vegetable garden , he poses for photo with two old ladies. Children playing in school grounds, headmaster Daley looks on. Men working on dam site, hand digging underground, clearing trees with bulldozer and chainsaw, dam construction, man smoking as he works. Long Guesthouse homestead, church, graveyard. Couple leave family home with truck loaded high with furniture, children sitting on roof.
Access No. 43389 | 5 mins 52 secs | 1950s | Burragorang, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |