This is a collection of ten stories of seven ex-workers, two lifelong employees and a child of a Snowy worker that tells their stories of courage, resilience and adventure.
Each offers a unique perspective on what life was like building the Scheme between 1949 and 1974 and then working for Snowy Hydro. These ten former workers and family members overcame significant personal hardships as well as the engineering and construction challenges to build one of the greatest and most complex hydro power systems in the world.
We are proud to have the opportunity to work with these ten wonderful people to bring their stories and experiences to life. We wanted to share their stories of hope in the midst of hardship with the wider community and to remember the sacrifices they made and the adversities they endured as part of their life journey.
The ten particiapnts are; Carlo Aggio, Hans Karman, Tim O’Halloran, Lumduan Hill, Hans Fischer, Christa Fischer, Dieter Amelung, Bruce Elliott, Arthur Donelly, Denis Woodhams
This project was a partnership between PhotoAccess, Gens S Stories, Woden Community Service and Snowy Hydro.
Thanks to the National Archives of Australia for their support.