Walking the mob

Australia, 1963

Film
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The life and work of the cattle drovers shown as they take a big herd across central Australia. The drover’s way of lie in the outback Australia. A typical drover, Jack Jones, and his team bring a mob of 600 cattle from Bergmont Station in the Northern Territory to Longreach, Queensland. Their route follows the Thompson River, one of the country’s driest regions. Shows new and old methods of transporting cattle; one lot being walked and the other lot by train.

Credits

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

producer

Keith Fraser

Duration

00:23:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1963

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011634

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Stockmen

Animals & Wildlife → Cattle

Animals & Wildlife → Cattle breeders

Animals & Wildlife → Cattle drives

Animals & Wildlife → Cattle drives - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Cattle trade - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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