Valley of power

Australia, 1965

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The Latrobe Valley, the site of the world’s largest single brown coal field and the centre of a large agricultural area. Shows the great power complex at Yallourn, Morwell and Hazelwood and the life of the people in the towns and surrounding countryside. The future of the valley and the State Electricity Commission is touched on.



Shan Benson







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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Victoria

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Lignite

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → State Electricity Commission of Victoria

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Hazelwood Power Station (Vic.)

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Morwell (Vic.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Victoria - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Yallourn (Vic.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → State Electricity Commission of Victoria

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Electric utilities

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Power-plants - Victoria

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Public works - Victoria

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → State Electricity Commission of Victoria


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Electric power

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Electricity

Places → Hazelwood Power Station (Vic.)

Places → Latrobe River Valley (Vic.)

Places → Morwell (Vic.)

Places → Yallourn (Vic.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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