ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0251 Cotter Dam Extension Photographs 

Scope and Content Notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0251

Collection 

Cotter Dam Extension Photographs

Date Range

ca 1949-1951

Quantity

0.01m  (1 wallet)

Access Conditions

open

Copying Conditions

with attribution

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Two black and white photographic prints of the Cotter Dam following extension between 1949 and 1951.

The photographs were taken by Horace Staunton, an electrical apprentice with Canberra Electrical Supply, working on the Dam.  Mr Staunton's fahter had worked on the original dam construction and was recalled to work on the extension due to his kowledge of the original construction methods.

The photographs were taken from a flying fox above the dam which was used to lower wet concret in big buckets to the dam wall.