Khancoban Dam

John Vandeven

Albury, Australia

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Khancoban, was constructed in 1956 as a direct result of the needs of the Snowy Mountain Authority. Prior to that there had been a track which had been built in the early 1930s and supposedly followed the route the Aborigines took when making their annual pilgrimage to the bogong moth country. Unfortunately the track was so steep (it rose 1800 metres in every 10 kilometres) that even cattle had difficulty using it.

The area had been first settled in the 1830s when it was known as Swampy Plains. From that time until the arrival of the road it was a lonely and isolated settlement which virtually unknown.

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