Synopsis

Created by Roger Simpson and flowing with Australian pioneering spirit, SNOWY is a 13 part historical TV series from the award-winning producers Simpson Le Mesurier (Good Guys Bad Guys, Halifax f.p., Something In The Air), setting the migrant experience against the dramatic backdrop of one of the world's most ambitious engineering projects—the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme in 1949.
 
The Logan family run a small hotel in the remote township of Cooma, a dusty yet peaceful place to call home. But the building of an enormous dam is about to turn Cooma into a wild new frontier. With the surge of hopeful immigrants, shady hustlers and colourful characters - life will never be quite the same for the Logan family - a dramatic existence seasoned with passion and danger, cultural intrigue and the inescapable bustle of change.
 
Starring Logie Award winner Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters), SNOWY features a first-class cast, including William McInnes, Catherine Wilkin, Bernard Curry, Bill Kerr, Neil Melville, Lucy BellJochen Horst, Annie Jones, Gary Day, Terry Gill and Stephen Curry.
 
Also included is the 1957 Shell Film Unit produced historical documentary 'The Forerunner', from John Heyer,  exploring Australia's physical and social landscape of the time and incorporating rare and insightful location footage of the Snowy Hydro-Electric build,  elucidating the country’s 'first major step towards the final solution of Australia’s water problem’.

Extra Features

  • DOCUMENTARY - THE FORERUNNER

Cast

  • Bill Kerr
  • Rebecca Gibney

Directors

  • Ian Gilmour
  • Paul Moloney
  • No. discs 4
  • Running time 604 min
  • Audio format 2.0
  • Region ALL
  • Format NTSC
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID2805
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Subtitles -
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