100th anniversary of the first sod turned on Hume Dam marked with unveiling of new signage

Ellen Ebsary
By Ellen Ebsary
Updated November 28 2019 - 5:35am, first published 5:23am
WaterNSW employees hold the shovel used to turn the first sod for the construction of the Hume Dam. Picture: TARA TREWHELLA

When Hume Dam was opened in 1936, it was ranked the largest in the world, second only to the Elephant Butte Dam in Texas.

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