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The Snowy Mountains (known for short as the Snowies) are the highest Australian mountain range and contain the Australian mainland's highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, which reaches 2228 metres AHD. They are located in southern New South Wales and are part of the larger Australian Alps and the Great Dividing Range. Download high resolution version (1280x938, 175 KB)Image of the Snowy Mountains, Australia, generated from Worldwind This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (1280x938, 175 KB)Image of the Snowy Mountains, Australia, generated from Worldwind This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... Mount Kosciuszko, located in the Snowy Mountains, in Kosciuszko National Park, is the highest mountain in mainland Australia at 2,228 m above sea level. ... The Australian Height Datum is a theoretical reference surface (datum) for altitude measurement in Australia. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Looking across everlastings on Mt Hotham to Mt Feathertop; during winter these mountains are blanketed in snow The Australian Alps The Australian Alps are the highest mountain ranges of mainland Australia. ... The Great Divide runs around the entire eastern and south-eastern edge of Australia The Great Dividing Range, also known as the Eastern Highlands, is Australias most substantial mountain range. ...


The mountain range is thought to have had Aboriginal occupation for twenty thousand years. It was first explored by Europeans in 1835. It is host to a low laying type of pine tree suspected of being the world's oldest living organism. It is one of the centres of the Australian snow industry during the winter months. | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The Snowy Mountains feed the Snowy, Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers and are perhaps best known for the Snowy Mountains Scheme—a project to dam the Snowy River, providing both water for irrigation and hydroelectricity. The Snowy River below McKillops Bridge The Snowy River is a major river in south-eastern Australia. ... The Murrumbidgee River is a major river in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... The Murray River, or River Murray, is Australias second-longest river in its own right (the longest being its tributary the Darling). ... The Snowy Mountains Scheme is a massive water diversion and storage scheme, taking water from the eastern slopes of the Australian Alps (part of the Great Dividing Range) in eastern Victoria and southern New South Wales through pipes, tunnels and aqueducts into a series of dams, for use in hydro... The Snowy River below McKillops Bridge The Snowy River is a major river in south-eastern Australia. ... Hydroelectricity is the worlds most important renewable energy source The Nagarjuna dam & hydro-electric plant, India Hydroelectricity is electricity produced by hydropower. ...


The project began in 1949 employing a hundred thousand men, two-thirds of whom came from thirty other countries during the post-World War II years. Socially this project symbolises a period during which Australia became a "melting pot" of the twentieth century but which also changed Australia's character and increased its appreciation for a wide range of cultural diversity. 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


By 1974, 145 kilometres of underground tunnels and 80 kilometres of aqueducts connected the 16 dams, 7 power stations (2 underground), and one pumping station. The American Society of Civil Engineers rated the Snowy Scheme as "a world-class civil engineering project" [1] [2]. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a professional body, founded in 1852, to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. ...


See also

Coordinates: 36°30′S, 148°20′E Kosciuszko is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 354 km southwest of Sydney. ... Looking across everlastings on Mt Hotham to Mt Feathertop; during winter these mountains are blanketed in snow The Australian Alps The Australian Alps are the highest mountain ranges of mainland Australia. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Australian Sportsfishing Consultants (2842 words)
The Snowy Mountains are mainly a part of the Kosciusko National Park, covering over 7000 sq km, with six trout filled rivers and a miriad of tributaries.
The Snowy Mountains region is considered to be the premier trout fishery in New South Wales.
The headwaters of the Murrumbidgee, Eucumbene and Snowy Rivers, the lakes of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Eucumbene, Jindabyne and Tantangara and the Three Mile Dam, as well as the numerous basalt streams of the Monaro, cater for all disciplines of angling in a myriad of fishing environs.
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