Jill Madew OAM - Snowy Scheme Museum inspiration

Jill Madew now lives in Canberra and has been recognised with an OAM for her work as the founding chairwoman of the Snowy Scheme Collection Committee at Adaminaby.

She worked to establish the Snowy Scheme Museum in a bid to preserve machinery used to build Australia's biggest infrastructure project.

“There was a group of us who felt that these really interesting old machines should not be lost because if they left the town they would be an asset lost to the community forever,” Ms Madew said.

“So we raised $40,000 in under two months, which is all the forewarning we had and bought some of the items that were auctioned.”

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