The Valley is ours

Australia, 1948

Film
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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.

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Collection

In ACMI's collection

Previously on display

22 April 2019

ACMI Viewing Booths

Credits

producer

Stanley Hawes

producer/director

John Heyer

production company

Australian National Film Board

Duration

00:35:20:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1948

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011426

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Water in agriculture

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Murray River (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Murray Valley

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rivers - Australia

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection - Citizen participation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Nature - Effects of human beings on

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water conservation

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

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

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water consumption

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water resources development

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

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

History → Australia - History

History → History

History → Murray Valley - History

Places → Murray River (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)

Places → Murray Valley

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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