The Thomson River Dam

Australia, 1977

Film
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The dam that was built on the Thomson River in the Great Dividing Range almost doubled the capacity of Melbourne’s water storage as well as aiding in flood control. This is a record of its progress, including the environmental study and the relationship of the dam to downstream users. Suitable for secondary school level.

Credits

producer

Geoffrey Thompson

production company

Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works

Cine Service Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:15:10:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29479

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Dams - Design and Construction

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rivers - Victoria

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Thomson River (Vic.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Dams - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers - Victoria

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water conservation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water resources development

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water use

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water-storage

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water-supply - Australia

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Public works - Victoria

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water consumption

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water resources development

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-storage

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-supply - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Water consumption

History → History

History → Victoria - History

Places → Thomson River (Vic.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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