Australia Felix – or is it? – The Murray Darling Basin; Snowy Mountains Scheme

Arachne | | Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Murray-Darling Basin

Available in Powerpoint

Almost the whole of inland South-Eastern Australia is part of the Murray-Darling Basin. It covers an area 1,450 kilometres long and 1,000 kilometres wide and consists largely of plains rising to the Great Dividing Range on its Eastern and Southern rim.

So begins this series of presentations about the Murray-Darling Basin by Pam McGlynn from Tuggerah Lakes U3A. Using Powerpoint presentations and excellent quicktime audios and movies Pam has provided a comprehensive resource telling the history, the effect that water use has had on the environment, water trading and funding and a host of other concerns.

The Story of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme is the largest engineering project ever undertaken in Australia. The system’s construction is seen by many as a defining point in Australia’s history, and an important symbol of Australia’s identity as an independent, multicultural and resourceful country. Download

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