Photographs show a glimpse into Cooma's past

Tourism Manager Donna Smith has recieved more than 100 photographs of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Photo: Tina Zunic.

Tourism Manager Donna Smith has recieved more than 100 photographs of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Photo: Tina Zunic.

A photograph of Prince Phillip at Cooma airport from the late Roy Robinson's collection.

A photograph of Prince Phillip at Cooma airport from the late Roy Robinson's collection.

MORE than 100 unseen photographs of the Snowy Mountains Scheme have been received by the Cooma Visitors Centre recently.

The photographs were sent in by Jeff Robinson, the son of the late Roy Robinson, in hope that they would become useful.

Mr Roy Robinson worked as the regional engineer with the Snowy Mountains Corp from 1949 until the late 1960's.

His position allowed him to access the most remote areas of the scheme, taking colour photos of machinery, workers and the snowy mountains landscape.

"All these photos would make a great photographic display," Tourism Manager Ms Donna Smith said.

Part of the collection includes photographs of Prince Phillip arriving at Cooma Airport and particular opening events in Cooma.

Currently the collection is being looked at by people who hope to identify those in the photographs.

Ms Smith said that she hopes to make a display for the photographs for the 65th Snowy Scheme anniversary in October.

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