Kōrero: Economy and the environment

Building the Roxburgh dam (2 o 3)

Watch building work on the Roxburgh dam on the Clutha River from 1954. Construction of the first dam on the Clutha River was completed in 1956. In this footage a narrow strip of rock holding back the river known as ‘the upper dumpling’ was blasted to change the course of the river, to allow work on the dam’s foundation.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 27. National Film Unit, 1954.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eric Pawson, 'Economy and the environment - Erosion, power generation and mining', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/21655/building-the-roxburgh-dam (accessed 4 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Eric Pawson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010