A collection of online resources documenting Lake Pedder and the issues surrounding its eventual flooding.
1972: Lake Pedder. The Last Summer, part 1.
Part 1 of a documentary on the last summer before Lake Pedder was flooded (9:25).
1972: Lake Pedder. The Last Summer, Part 2.
Part 2 of a documentary on the last summer before Lake Pedder was flooded (8:18).
Includes an interview with Hon. Michael Hodgman MLC, father of Tasmania’s current Premier, Hon Will Hodgman MHA.
‘I hate to think, what my great grandchildren are going to say of our generation for doing what we’ve done. It may be that we will benefit the state in the short range. But we will undoubtedly obliterate some of the most beautiful areas and some of the most unique areas in the world – and they’re irreplaceable.’
– Michael Hodgman
1972: Lake Pedder, 1972.
Brief (1:20) Hobart television station TVT 6 news report as inundation approached.
1971: Tasmania’s ORIGINAL Lake Pedder – In Memoriam.
Super 8 silent movie filmed by bushwalker and conservationist Arnold Rowlands on his last flight into Lake Pedder before it was flooded (March 1971).
ABC footage, 1967
Brief (5:45) documentary on proposed flooding of Lake Pedder from early 1960s. Lots of good shots of the lake from ground and air. Includes interviews with flooding proponent Roy Fagan, Deputy Premier and Minister for Industrial Development and opponent, former parliamentarian Ron Brown.