Holidays and waterways

Australia, 1952

Film
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Canoeing is one of Australia’s popular holiday sports. Along the Mitta Mitta river and the upper reaches of the Yarra, campers spend their holidays fishing, swimming, hiking and canoeing. The most common type of canoe used is the light, manoeuvrable Canadian type. Streams after heavy rains provide adventure and a test of good judgment; some explore mountain streams; compete in canoe trials or train for Olympic events. On the coast, canoe surfing is popular, but, nonetheless hazardous.

Credits

director

Eric Thompson

production company

Australian Canoe Clubs

Australian National Film Board

Language

English

Duration

00:10:40:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32079

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Adventure and adventurers

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mitta Mitta River (Vic.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Yarra River (Vic.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers - Recreational use

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Adventure and adventurers

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Aquatic sports

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Canoes and canoeing

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Outdoor recreation - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Rivers - Recreational use

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports - Australia

Places → Mitta Mitta River (Vic.)

Places → Yarra River (Vic.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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