In 1919 work began on Hume Dam with celebration and acclaim. When it was completed in 1936 it was hailed as an engineering and political achievement, indeed, a nation-building project.
How do we understand its history and legacy now in 2019?
Join river system and dam managers, environmentalists, historians, Indigenous scholars, artists, photographers and musicians as they share stories and reflect on the centenary of Hume Dam. We have challenged them to excite us and even try to persuade us to their view in a series of quick-fire ‘show and tell’ presentations.
- What have been the opportunities and the challenges that came with Hume Dam?
- What have been the social, economic and environmental impacts of Hume Dam?
- What stories does Hume Dam reveal or obscure?
- How might the people of Albury-Wodonga and the people of Australia, reflect on their connections with Hume Dam, the lake, and the regulated river?
- What do representations of Hume Dam and its surrounds reveal about past and present day mind-sets
This event is organised by Charles Sturt University working in conjunction with La Trobe University and Albury & District Historical Society. This is a Two Cities One Community initiative held with the support of the Murray Darling Basin Authority.
Light refreshments will be provided concluding the event.
Thursday 28 November, 4.30pm
618 Dean Street, Albury