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Thread #168780   Message #4080407
Posted By: rich-joy
20-Nov-20 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: city that sank into the sea
Subject: RE: Folklore: city that sank into the sea
Just came across this YT British Pathe clip from 1967 about the flooding of old JINDABYNE, a town in SE x NSW, Australia, dating from the 1840s, which was flooded (but rebuilt higher up) for Lake Jindabyne and Dam, as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Much was saved, but all the big old trees were cut down and the army blew up the bridge.

Apparently at very low water levels, the Catholic church foundations can still be seen .... and Rolf Harris had a 1972 lullaby about the old town under the lake, that I'd never heard before :

Plus there was this song (Jindabine Farewell), from The Settlers (the folk group who were Snowy Mtn Scheme workers) :