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Bendora Dam

Describes the construction of the Bendora Dam on the Cotter River near Canberra
Year : 1964 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Director : Geoffrey Cribb |
Aerial over 1960s Canberra. VS suburban Canberra homes and gardens, arcing sprinklers on city lawn. WS Brindabella Ranges. 4WD on dirt road through forest, Cotter River, surveyors taking bearings, VS diamond drilling for rock samples. Dam model being tested in laboratory, engineers watching water flow, men recording data. Explosion in forest, bulldozing of road, road and bridge building. Workers' huts in clearing, track of plane taking nylon line across valley, power cables being strung. Signs for dam, engineers surveying progress, LS blasting. WS crushing plant, tractor shovelling rubble, VS workers, mine activity. Tilt up steep site, GS construction of valve tower, concrete framework. High shot over filled dam.
Access No. 148242 | 9 mins 54 secs | 1960s | ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |