Combating the '79 locust plague

Australia, 1981

Film
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Episode of Series “Sentinel”.
In 1979, the biggest locust plague in 25 years threatened pasture and crops valued at hundreds of millions of dollars in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Army and Air Force units helped farmers, graziers, State, Federal and rural authorities to fight the menace.

Credits

director

Vincent Donovan

production company

Australia. Dept. of Defence. Public Relations

Language

English

Duration

00:13:15:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30820

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Insect pests - Control

Animals & Wildlife → Locusts

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Insect pests - Control

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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