Snowy: The Making of Modern Australia
by Brad Collis.
The Snowy Mountains Scheme was
the foundation on which Australia built multiculturalism, secondary and
tertiary industries, and one of the worlds great renewable energy resources.
In just 25 years, the Scheme transformed Australia from British and
agricultural to multicultural and industrial. Yet this story that embodies the
essence of who we are as a modern nation has almost been forgotten.
Snowy celebrates one of the most
dramatic and inspiring episodes of modern Australian history. It is a tribute,
more than 60 years on, to the vision behind the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme,
the expertise of its designers, its ongoing modernisation, and the tens of
thousands of workers from more than 30 different countries who made it