Children skiing, Mount Kosciusko, New South Wales, 1946

Photograph by Max Dupain of children skiing at Mount Kosciusko, New South Wales, 1946

The Australian Government wanted to showcase the Australian snowfields as comparable to the alps found in Western Europe. In the 1960s Australia was promoted as ‘[possessing] a greater area of skiable terrain than the whole of Switzerland… Winter creates at Kosciusko a fairyland of ranges thickly covered with drifted snow, virgin-white against an azure sky’.

Photograph: Max Dupain

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