Taming the Red Swamp

Australia, 1970

Film
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A swamp was formed when sand shaped a land bridge between Wilson’s Promontory and the mainland. Shows the draining and cultivating of the Red Swamp, the addition of chemicals to the original peat, and the sowing of a seed mixture of several grasses and clovers. Dairy cattle now feed here on some of the best red clover in the State.

Credits

production company

Victoria. Dept. of Agriculture

Language

English

Duration

00:07:23:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29220

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Victoria

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Crop yields

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Crops and soils

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Land use - Remote areas

Animals & Wildlife → Dairy cattle

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Agricultural chemicals

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Land use - Remote areas

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Agricultural chemicals

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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