posted on Nov, 14 2010 @ 11:27 PM
Now if 'I' was off on a serious 'bunker hunt' in Australia (and I have done a bit in my time) I would put my 'thinking cap on'.
Its the Cold War, every other government in the world is building large continuity of government complexes, Australia is not 'isolated' we have the
United Kingdom testing nuclear weapons and rocket designs at Woomera.
Now where oh where in Australia at that time was large tunneling occurring? accessable from Canberra with a bit of early warning. (Considering how
dirty nukes were then, if Canberra received a few warheads it would be 'glowing' and command & control would be difficult from that destroyed and
What are the requirements for a 'medium/long term command & control' nuclear bunker complex? Power, water stores... ... ...
Anyone else's thinking caps being 'activated' yet?
And so there 'we' are, our post World War Population (mostly loyal) all touched by World War Two in one way or another...familiar with our 'own'
country... ... ...
And in the 50's 'we' have our migration wave in from Europe from the devastation. Poles, Yugoslavs, Italians, Greeks, and all and sundry in
between. Brought in as 'labour' most unable to speak English as a first language, held in 'immigration camps' awaiting deployment under
immigration schemes, farming etc etc etc... all totally new to the country,...
Wow, wait a minute...did someone just mention Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme? (woops, that must have been me! lol) huge tunnels to reverse rivers,
underground hydro-electric power stations, the ability to re-pump water around and up and down through the system in 'off peak' to create a hydro
storage battery of potential energy... and an immigrant labour force whose language is not English, confined to 'labour camps', all in new and
strange territory... ... ...directed by government engineers....
Well if it was me, and I heard the sirens wailing, I'd be hop skip & a jump into the fastest vehicle I could find and heading for the entry portals
into the Snowy Mountains Scheme... though I'd imagine I would not be alone as I'd guess a few of those orginal blueprints for design do not show
what modern Snowy Mountains Scheme Maps show... ...
But then in my 'travels' I have taken the time to have a yarn or two with now 'old timers' who worked on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Oh and dont forget, orginally the A.C T was (and i think still has the option) to annex a swathe of New South Wales to enable it to link to Jervis Bay
(which is technically part of the ACT for for adminstrative purposes) as Jervis Bay was 'meant' to be the ACT's port, not difficult to include the
Snowy Mountains Scheme in the annexation.
And of course I not suggesting an Alpine Redoubt (!lol) within fast helicopter ride from Canberra. But you would be in the 'High Range', good
signals lines of sight to main East Coast cities, easily managed and policable access roads and as said, already an 'acknowledged' labyrinthe of
huge underground tunnels, power stations, service tunnels, that no single person could fully map out alone.
I think I would prefer the Snowy Rivers Hydro Scheme to any 'cubby holes' beneath government buildings in Canberra.
Just please keep out the riff-raff.