1949-1998, English, Unpublished edition: Engineering Heritage Canberra oral history program - Special projects series Cotter water supply Project [manuscript].

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Physical Description
  • 0.09 m (1 manuscript box)
Published
  • 1949-1998.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Engineering Heritage Canberra oral history program - Special projects series Cotter water supply Project.
Other Creators
  • Byrne, Fred.
  • Crawley, Hugh.
  • Fitzgerald, Bernie.
  • Fokkema, Arne.
  • Katauskas, Rom.
  • Kobold, Peter.
  • Kelleher, Graeme.
  • McDonald, Peter.
  • Moore, Ron.
  • Pearson, Tom.
  • Higgins, Matthew.
Published
  • 1949-1998.
Medium
  • [manuscript]
Physical Description
  • 0.09 m (1 manuscript box)
Subjects
Summary
  • The Institution of Engineers is actively engaged in documenting the history of engineering in the Australian Capital Territory. The Cotter Dams Oral History Project was funded by ACTEW Corporation, the ACT Government 1997/​98 Heritage Grants program and the Institution of Engineers, Australia, Canberra Division. In order to document the engineering achievement represented by the water storages on the Cotter River and the experiences of those involved in their construction, historian Matthew Higgins interviewed 18 men who worked on or were associated with the raising of the Cotter Dam Wall in 1949-51 and the construction of the Bendora Dam 1958-1961 and its gravity main pipeline a few years later, and the Corin Dam 1966-1968. The project resulted in a publication, Dams on the Cotter, which included the results of Higgins' research, summaries of the interviews and written reminiscences submitted by Jack Purcell, Jim Costigan, Don Campbell, Ron Sherratt and Denis Bauer. A portable display of material from the project was also constructed and was held by Engineering Heritage, Canbera. This collection is largely comprised of a single DVD. The DVD contains a scanned copy in pdf format of the project's resulting publication, Dams on the Cotter, and a file for each of the interviewees. Each file contains a scanned photograph of the interviewee, presumably taken by the historian at the time of interview; digitised copy of oral history interview in mp3 format in 2006; pdf scan of interview summary, including photograph of interviewee from the publication Dams on the Cotter. This information is attached to this finding aid. To access, click on the link in the "associated documentation" column of the table below; timed summary of topics covered compliled by Bob Dun in 2012 in Microsoft Word .docx format. This information is also contained within this finding aid. Please note that there are no permission forms for this project. The ACT Heritage Library is advised that the continued use and availability of the interviews was understood by all participants. Brief interview logs have been subsequently created by Bob Dunn for Engineering Heritage Canberra.
Notes
  • HMSS 0269. Box 2. Contact ACT Heritage Library for information.
  • Interviewer. Matthew Higgins.
  • Related collections: HMSS 0269: Box 1. Engineering Heritage Canberra Oral History Program; HMSS 0269: Professional career series; HMSS 0269: Queanbeyan Age Project.
Access Conditions
  • Available for reference. Not for Loan.
Language
  • English
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