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  • Title
    Siobhan McHugh papers related to the book The Snowy‎‬ the people behind the power, ca. 1985-chiefly ca. 1989
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8670
    MLOH 287
  • Level of description
  • Date

    approximately 1985-approximately 1989
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : Applies to MLOH 287 - Box 6
  • Physical Description
    1.01 metres of textual material (7 boxes)

    Siobhan McHugh is an internationally recognised oral historian, writer and documentary-maker, Irish-born but Australia-based. Born in Dublin, Siobhan McHugh graduated from University College Dublin with a B. Sc and worked as an editor, writer, and radio producer, before emigrating to Australia in 1985. An award-winning writer and documentary-maker, Siobhan has broad experience of oral history as a practitioner, teacher and consultant. Her oral histories range across social, cultural, scientific, environmental, multicultural and political themes and have been made into books, films, TV and radio documentaries, CDs, a stage play, and featured on-line.
    Siobhan has won the NSW Premier's literary award for non-fiction and been shortlisted twice for the NSW Premier's History awards. Her radio documentaries have won international awards [gold and bronze medal, New York Radio Festival] and been shortlisted for a Walkley, a Eureka science award and the United Nations Media Peace Prize.

    http://www.mchugh.org/ (accessed 24/08/2012)
    http://siobhanmchugh.org/ (accessed 24/08/2012)
  • Scope and Content
    Research material compiled by Siobhan McHugh ca.1985 - ca. 1989, for the award-winning book, ‘The Snowy:‎‬ the people behind the power’ published by ‬William Heinemann Australia in 1989. An historic account about the multinational workforce that built Australia’s huge Snowy Mountain Hydro Electric scheme. Winner of the NSW Premier's Douglas Stewart Award for Non-Fiction, 1990 and the NSW State Literary Award for Non-fiction.

    Notebook containing personal contact information and information on deaths and inquests (restricted), memoirs of S. C. Taylor, Arbitrator (restricted), prints and negatives of photographs used in the book.

    BOX 2
    Photocopies of photographs from the Snowy Mountains Authority Photography Library, various photographs and negatives used in the book.

    BOX 3
    Miscellaneous research information, notes, newsclippings, photocopied articles and printed material. Research notes including typescript of various chapters of ‘The Snowy:‎‬ the people behind the power’ including: 1. Hudson, Hudson and Hudson, 2. Snowy People, 3. Wogs in Wombatland

    BOX 4
    Research notes including typescript of various chapters of ‘The Snowy:‎‬ the people behind the power’ including: 4. The Investigation Years, 5. From small beginnings: Construction starts, 6. Smorgan’s Board, 7. Yanks, 8. The Union, 9. The Land of Lonely He-Men, 10. The Snowy Family, 11. Engineering Wonder, 12. Beds of Dried up Passion, 13. The Price of Progress, 14. End of an Era, and folder marked ‘Deaths’.

    BOX 5
    Development of book proposal, four annotated printing proofs of ‘The Snowy:‎‬ the people behind the power’ ca. 1989, maps folder.

    BOX 6
    Transcript of radio series, 1987

    Research material relating to oral history interviews with people who worked on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme

    BOX 7
    Correspondence, 1986-2008, research notes and handwritten transcription logs of interviews, applications for grants and sponsorships for the book based on these interviews entitled ‘The Snowy:‎‬ the people behind the power’
  • Language
  • Access Conditions
    Partly restricted: Applies to MLMSS 8670/Box 1
    For access to this collection please submit your request through Ask a Librarian: Prior approval from donor is required for access. Any requests for access will be referred to donor by the Head of Manuscripts.
  • Copying Conditions
    In copyright:
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • Description source

    Information upgraded as part of the Manuscripts Unprocessed eRecords Project 2012-2013
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