The Executive of the Australian National Committee on Large Dams considers that the organisation has reached the stage where a review of its origins and development would be of great value and should be prepared while the relevant records and the recollections of early members are still available to us.
It therefore gives me great pleasure in being able to present this historical review which has been prepared by two Past Chairmen of ANCOLD, Alan Wickham and Mike Fitzpatrick. They have been assisted considerably by two other former Chairmen, Gordon Colebatch and Milton Speedie, both of whom were associated with the period of ANCOLD’s formation and key development. Other members have assisted by reviewing the draft and providing supplementary information.
ANCOLD is grateful to the authors and all who assisted in the preparation of THE ANCOLD STORY and I commend it to members as a valuable addition to their libraries and as a significant contribution to Australia’s growing reservoir of heritage material.