A group of workers return after their day's work in June 1957 on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme in Adaminaby.

40 years later, the Snowy Mountains Scheme is back in vogue

It is easy now, as thousands stream blithely each winter to the ski fields of the Snowy Mountains, to overlook the monumental events of last century on those heights that still affect our daily lives and our industries, and how, in the exploitation of the high country, Australia was transformed, economically and culturally.