Victoria's better farming train

Australia, 1924

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This film was reconstructed from footage held in the Archive collection of the National Library. The “Better Farming Train” did 38 tours throughout Victoria in the 1920s - its aim was to bring the latest in agricultural science and technology to the man of the land. It had specially fitted display carriages and experts on board to provide information and demonstrations.


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Victorian Railways



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Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Archival resources

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Publicity

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agricultural innovations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Victoria

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Marketing

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroad trains

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

History → Victoria - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




Black and White


16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MOV file H264; ACMI External Digital Access Copy

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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