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Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by silverwitch, Dec 18, 2012.
And the boat names... the 'R SUP' and the 'R SOVR' !
Thanks for another interesting video.
They should put that see-saw in the park, the park rats would love it
They still do a bridge to bridge in the river at perisher at the end of the season. There are no fancy boats involved, just all the staff stripping off and jumping in and going from one bridge to another. However, I think there is still alcohol involved, some things never change
This one isn't my upload but good if you are enjoying the other films.
VT looking new in 1965..
1965 was a massive snow year. I was living in Canberra at the time. It got an average of 30cm across the whole town, ie down to 580-600m asl.
1964 and 1968 were the big years in the 60s. In 1968 I went skiing at Sponars Hotel. In the May school holidays. On the way home we slid off the road into a snow bank at Wilsons Valley.
Was that in the days before drive-in ATMs?
Loving these old shots.
I believe that the LNP redneck backlash today against clean renewable energy created by hydroelectricity, and the far right anti immigration noise being generated by racist flat earthers means that the Snowy Mtns. hydro electricity scheme would NEVER have been built if it was proposed today.
I am glad it was. It was and still is a clean energy source built by hard working wogs!!. . It is one of the civil engineering wonders of the world. .
You forgot the environmental backlash that would likely ensue (cue the kind of protests that occurred with the proposal to dam the Franklin River in Tas, and subsequent High Court case, for instance) as well. A couple of my great uncles came out here from Italy and worked on the Scheme. Ended up with pretty bad hearing loss as a consequence.
Work safety practices were not what they could be today when the Snowy Mountains hydro electricity scheme was being built. The Kiewa river hydro electricity scheme is another good one. It too is right in the middle of some of the country's best alpine scenery namely the Bogong High Plains.However the Franklin river was in a protected wilderness area if I remember rightly.The Alpine areas mentioned above may not have been included in National Parks back in the 1950's and 1960's.
I've found another video that is from the Snowy mountains, I think 1964.
Great shots of the Alpine Way when it was dirt.
I hope you enjoy!
Happy 70th Thredbo!
Oops, Happy 60th Thredbo!
Our Mother took us up to Canberra via the dirt road that was the Alpine Way back in the 70's. We went in a green mini. .It was her only trip to Thredders ever!. She is happier with a cask and the Telly than going into the great outdoors. Clearly I have over corrected in that Dept. In fact I have just came back from hiking the Jagungal Wilderness circuit. That was wild ! .I made it to the top of Mt. Jag. in good weather and in good time. What a view from the top!! .
Wonderful, many thanks for sharing.
Fond memories of numerous walking trips to Jagungal and surrounds.
I'm not sure if this is 1960's but I would love to know if anyone on here can put an approximate date on this footage.
Its at Charlotte pass. Certainly pre 58 when the nutcracker was put in at Charlottes where the Double now is (the downhill course in the video). Probably pre 38 since they don't show the first lift at Charlotte pass.
Thomas Mitchel was born in 1906 and looks pretty young. That footage would have certainly been from the 30s.
That sounds right as the next roll of film (that I am yet to upload) is Tom Mitchel practicing slalom at Davos in 1932.
This footage seems to be older than I thought!
Thanks for the info, I hope you enjoy the footage.
Also may be of interest to @bawbawbel as they are using His technique
It's amazing how much control they get from bell turning!
Yes, Ziggy taught it to both Ross and Malcolm. That put the Austrians back in their box.
Here is another film from 1963.
Should that be Sigi? And training with the French team must have been the Bel indoctrination.. So different from the "traverse and hop" which we all were so proud of in '64.
Only the French girls are using it properly
I had to re upload this one to YouTube, new link is...
Will have load up my grandfather's photos from Guthega in the 50s when next at home.
You can use some of the jackpot winnings at The Durham's trivia to get a slide scanner.
BTW, congratulations on knowing your beetles and winning the cash.
Will transfer photos to the phone and show you next week.
waitin... this is such great stufff..
OMG the cars bring back so many memories.
64! Picked up an Italian Snowy worker on the Alpine Way and offered to deliver him to his camp (BellaVista, I think.)
My shiny 7 speed TR3A suffered badly during that unfortunate trip. Dragged part of the way back by Landrover, which broke an axle. Instant dismissal for any worker driving without a seat belt .
nice, nostalgic pics
This one is significant for the fact that a resort was proposed on the hill in the background. This shot looks from the Eucumbene Dam Wall, west-north west to Bald Hill. They were even contemplating running a lift from the gully below it (from the Lake Euc shoreline) up to the summit ridge line at around 1700m.
And before the pine forest, and when the tea house was still there.
Looks like it’s taken from the purpose built lookout.
Am I right in assuming this is Happy Jacks Pondage.
Comparing it to this more recent one taken last month almost coincidently in the same spot (altough probaly not much of a coincidence given it's from the road).
and all that timber scaff to get the cranes in to build this bad boy...
Hi Boutros, not too many get down to Happy Jacks Dam by car and it's a solid 9 km uphill pedal back to the Cabramurra Rd. The trashrack structure is at the top of a 91 m deep shaft diverting water into the Eucumbene - Tumut tunnel back to Lake Eucumbene during high flows. Probably built in 1958-9 when dam was built and part of the project to construct Tumut Pond Reservoir and Tumut 1 Power Station. Look at Happy Jacks in Places in Exploroz to see the dam full with some spill..... W
great shots @Boutros . Was lucky enough to be in that area a few years ago. Interesting kneck of the woods. The massive rubble scree slope around the corner is amazing - and makes agreat home for pigmy possums i hear??
Has anyone come up with a strategy to manage spoil from the new development? I heard they intended to barge it on Talbingo Reservoir and ditch it in the lake? Seems a waste of storage.
I have heard that the Talbingo solution would be below the minimum operating level and so not impact storage / use capability at all.
OK - that makes sense. Hadn't looked into it - just heard about it and was puzzled why you'd want to fill your storage in. But it makes sense now.
Yep, one of my favourite drives is through Happy Jacks. That huge spoil dump is the last major site of the Snowy 1.0 to be rehabilitated. The plan is to just stabilise it (bit tough to fully reveg) by protecting the toe with a concrete block wall and also encourage the Tumut River away from it. Works scheduled to start in summer. I hear the Pygmy Possums have set up on the edge of the spoil and made it their home.
Climberman is right I believe. Apparantly plenty of dead storage in Talbingo that can take the rock. It's either there or off park which would take a monster effort.
Talbingo has an active capacity of 160 GL with a gross of 921 GL. So there is 760 GL to play with and fill with tunnel spoil from the Snowy 2.0 project. That's 760 million cubic metres of rock that could fill the dead space - in theory. Being generous with the 27 km of Snowy 2.0 tunnel from Tantangara to Talbingo at 10 m diameter plus the 2 caverns for the power station, a back of the envelope calculation gives a mere 6.5 million cubic metres of spoil which equates to a loss of just 6.5 GL of what is dead storage anyway. And not a pygmy possum will be affected!......W
This is a great view, thank you to all!!