to the RESUMPTION of the valley in about 1966
John standing beside his painting named "Low Tide At Blowering During Drought !!!"
On the 21st March, 1952, some 15 acres of land from Portion No.... at a fee of Pounds...... was resumed from Mrs B E Long. To establish an Office - Store - Workshops - Camp - Housing for the preparation to commence construction of the "Blowering Dam".
The establishment of the work site plus investigation drilling and soil testing was carried out until 1957 when due to lack of finance work was stopped temporarily. It did not recommence until 1963 when the decision was made to have the Snowy Mountains Authority build the Blowering Dam as agents for the Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission (W.C. & I.C.).The W.C. & I. C. was given the responsibility of administration of the Land Resumptions.
Looking up the
A pretty good view
for "The Girls", whilst out walking in the sun beside the
See the Blowering Cliffs in the background.
Early Blowering Map
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