Wide pastures

Australia, 1965

Film
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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.

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Credits

director

Robert Kingsbury

producer

Eric Thompson

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Duration

00:20:33:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1965

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