The first stages of the Snowy Mountains Scheme are detailed, from the survey and hydrology crews measuring river flows at the Snowy headwaters, to the Guthega project (the first project to be completed), now underway.
Although black and white, this is rare footage, even within the Snowy Mountains Scheme collection. Shot around 1952, images like the early snowcat and the then mighty flow of the headwaters of the Snowy River are fascinating to see today. Also of interest is the campsite, 'Little Norway’, where workers with the original Norwegian contractor, Selmer Engineering, were housed. Most of the Norwegian workers, unlike the bulk of recruits from overseas who followed, returned to their homeland after completion of the project.