Wide pastures

Australia, 1965

Film
Wide pastures thumbnail image.

Australia’s most enduring industry is the development, breeding and grazing of the Australian merino sheep. A pastoral revolution based on land clearing, top-dressing and irrigation is increasing sheep production over vast new areas, but the traditional outback has hardly changed since farmers went inland to find sheep country.

Credits

director

Robert Kingsbury

producer

Eric Thompson

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:20:33:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30487

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Irrigation farming - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Merino sheep - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Sheep - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Sheep breeding - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Sheep ranches

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Outback Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Land use

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Places → Outback Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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