Sheep in the desert

Australia, 1951

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Shows how sheep can be raised successfully in low rainfall areas of Australia. It concentrates on one large station, Wilgena, nearly two million acres in extent and carrying 45,000 sheep. This station is self supporting, generating its own power and light, and is fitted with the most modern appliances. It produces sheep of fine quality and is entirely mechanised, the sheep being rounded up by men on motor bikes. In an area with an average rainfall of only 5 and a half inches, much needed water is supplied by sub-artesian bores. Vermin-proof fences check pasture destruction by rabbits and stock losses by dingoes.

Credits

production company

Australian Wool Corporation

Duration

00:11:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1951

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009733

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Wool industry

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Wool industry - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Sheep ranches

Animals & Wildlife → Sheep stations - Australia

Documentary

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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