The opening ceremony took place inside the huge Tumut Three Power Station. Among those present?
Aerial Views of Snowy Mountain Lake region.
Sir Robert Manziew speaking at opening of Guthega Power Station.
CU-Pan water rushing toward dam.
SV Men with heavy earth moving equipment tunnelling through rock.
Pan of countryside from top of Tumut Dam with CU of pressurized pipes running to power station.
Zoom-CU of pipelines and pylons.
Pan of power station and generators.
SV of audience attending opening ceremony of Tumut Dam taken from cameraman's balcony. Zoom-MV of Sir Reginald Schwartz speaking
CU Sir William Mackell
MV Sir Paul Hasluck speaking and pulling switch which turn generators on.
LV generators blinking
SOT BEGINS 109 1/2 "A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNMENT........"
SOT ENDS 151 "...KING RIVER DAM IN VICTORIA"
SOT BEGINS 159 1/2 "THE OFFICIAL OPENING"
SOT ENDS 184 1/2 ".. TUMUT 3 PROJECT ... APPLAUSE"
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Background: The opening ceremony took place inside the huge Tumut Three Power Station. Among those present was Sir Williams McKell, who as Governor General in 1949 turned the first sod to mark the beginning of work on the Snowy Schema. One of the speakers at the ceremony was the Minister for National Development, Sir Reginald Schwartz.
Before throwing the switch which turned on two of the generators, Sir Paul Hasluck spoke about the significance of the Snowy Scheme.