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William Hudson interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2239487
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Hudson, William, Sir, 1896-1978, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Feb. 23 
1 tape reel (ca. 118 min.) : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Sir William Hudson, Commissioner of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority, describes the main features of the Snowy River Scheme; the history of how the Scheme came into operation in the Snowy Mountains Scheme; land purchase for the Scheme; Thomas Playford; statutory authorities; the Advisory Committee of the scheme; the Snowy Mountains Council; alterations to the original plans for the Scheme; power production; Lake Eucumbene; irrigation during drought; technical problems of the Scheme; recruitment of skilled labour; Scientific Services Laboratories, Cooma; industrial relations; equality between "old" and "new" Australians; nationalist friction; industrial safety.

Biography/History

William Hudson was born at Nelson, New Zealand in 1876, and was the Commissioner of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme from 1949 to 1967.

Notes

Recorded at the National Library.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-221547311

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 51 leaves). 
Subjects Hudson, William, Sir, 1896-1978 -- Interviews.  |  Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority.  |  Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme -- History.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 121/5
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ORAL TRC 121/5 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 121/5 (summary)
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