Vitamin 'A' from the sea

Australia, 1953

Film
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With supplies of liver oil cut off from overseas during wartime, research was undertaken to find a local product as a source of vitamin concentrates. A valuable source of oil, often richer in vitamins than that previously obtained from overseas, was found in the livers of snapper shark caught in waters south of Victoria. The film illustrates the work of the Bass Strait fishing fleet and shows how the liver oil is processed at a Melbourne factory to produce the active ingredient used in a series of vitamin-rich products.

Credits

production company

Department of Visual Aids, University of Melbourne

Language

English

Duration

00:14:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30143

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Fishes

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Bass Strait (Tas. and Vic.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diet

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Vitamins

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Fishing - Australia

Places → Bass Strait (Tas. and Vic.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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