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.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
How to watch
This work has been digitised and can be viewed in the display above.
In ACMI's collection
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