This classic documentary celebrates the variety of activities the Murray River and the surrounding district sustains: from agriculture to timber, fishing to mining, fruit picking to shipbuilding. There is a special focus on the optimistic spirit of the people of the region as they overcome problems of erosion, bushfire and drought and makes a plea for further development, arguing that at least another million people could find happy homes in this fertile territory.
How to watch
This work has been digitised and can be viewed in the display above.
In ACMI's collection
Previously on display
22 April 2019
ACMI Viewing Booths
Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)
Black and White
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)