Rice Farming [B&W]

Australia, 1954

Film
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Classroom film on the Australian rice industry: rice growing in Murrumbidgee irrigation area; preparation of the fields; mechanised sowing in the spring; subsequent flooding of paddy fields until harvesting seven months later; harvesting the crop yielding fifty bags to the acre; complementary crops grown on rice farms during winter; milling processes including sifting, removing full, polishing and bagging at local mills. Half the annual rice crop satisfies the home market; the remainder is exported principally in unpolished form.

Credits

co-producer

Lex Halliday

Jean Halliday

production company

Australian Instructional Films

Language

English

Duration

00:13:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27916

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agricultural innovations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farm mechanization

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Harvesting

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Harvesting machinery - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Irrigation - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mechanization

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rice

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rice - Harvesting

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rice processing

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Irrigation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Irrigation - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rice - Planting

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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