The construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme between 1949 and 1974, for Australia, marked a passgae from the Old World to the New World. Two thirds of the 100,000 workers were immigrants, newly arrived from more than 40 countries. This book is based on 400 interviews of people who were in some way concerned with the Scheme. "The Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme still ranks as one of the world's great engineering feats. Two-thirds of the 100,000 workers were immigrants, newly arrived from over 40 countries in war-weary Europe. This is their story, and the story of a new, post-war, multi-cultural Australia." - product description.