Monday, February 28, 2011

The Snowy Mountains Scheme: Phase 1 – The Upper Tumut Projects

The Snowy Mountains Scheme: Phase 1 – The Upper Tumut Projects, edited by W. Diesendorf.  Hardcover book published 1961.

I was flicking through this book and was struck by how wonderful these images are.  As some of you are probably aware I have another blog entitled “Smiling faces sometimes… but only sometimes” which looks at communist propaganda from all over the world.  Unfortunately “The Democratic Peoples Republic of Australia” remained only a dream of The Australian Communist Party members and its associated comrades, so therefore these images fail to meet the criteria of “Smiling faces sometimes”.  The whole book is a wonderful promotional tool, which also gives enough technical detail to bamboozle the untechnically minded… like myself.  It is great propaganda in the best tradition.  Anyway, I’ve decided to post these images here at Huc & Gabet.  I hope you don’t mind.

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