Noel Gough was the long-time KHA Huts Maintenance Officer (HMO) for the Geehi and Deep South Kosciusko National Park. He passed away on January 23, 2010 after a long and fascinating life.
Noel was born in Warrnambool, Victoria, on the 25th December 1929 and lived in Moonee Ponds, Victoria later in life. In his later years, he spent considerable time researching and recording a biography of Major Clews, an early surveyor with forty years army service and eight years with the Snowy Scheme
After completing his studies in Melbourne and North Queensland and gaining early experience in NSW power stations, he joined the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority in July 1950 aged 20, as one of those early employees of the Authority who contributed to the construction of the Scheme. He spent ten years there, working as an electrical engineer, a power station manager, a search and rescue co-ordinator, and even a real estate agent. Along the way he rubbed shoulders with some of the 100,000 people from the thirty-two nationalities who worked on the Snowy, and saw first hand how the scheme played a central part in the re-shaping of a new multi-cultural Australia.
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