Where in the Snowy Mountains in the 1960's?

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  1. climberman

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    And the boat names... the 'R SUP' and the 'R SOVR' !
     
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    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:)
     
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  3. Hanz Onyawaif

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    This one isn't my upload but good if you are enjoying the other films.
     
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    VT looking new in 1965..
     
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    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.
     
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    1964?
     
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    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.
     
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    Was that in the days before drive-in ATMs?
     
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  9. VSG

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    '64

     
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    Loving these old shots.
     
  11. Mister Tee on snow shoes

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    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. :thumbs: .
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!

     
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  16. Hanz Onyawaif

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    Oops, Happy 60th Thredbo!
     
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    Awesome.
     
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  18. Mister Tee on snow shoes

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    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!! .
     
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    Wonderful, many thanks for sharing.
     
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    Fond memories of numerous walking trips to Jagungal and surrounds.
     
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  21. Hanz Onyawaif

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    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.

     
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    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.
     
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    Thomas Mitchel was born in 1906 and looks pretty young. That footage would have certainly been from the 30s.
     
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    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.
     
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    Also may be of interest to @bawbawbel as they are using His technique
     
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    It's amazing how much control they get from bell turning!
     
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    [​IMG]
    Yes, Ziggy taught it to both Ross and Malcolm. That put the Austrians back in their box.
     
  28. Hanz Onyawaif

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    Here is another film from 1963.

     
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    Only the French girls are using it properly
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  31. Hanz Onyawaif

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    I had to re upload this one to YouTube, new link is...

     
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    Will have load up my grandfather's photos from Guthega in the 50s when next at home.
     
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    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.
     
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    Will transfer photos to the phone and show you next week.
     
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