No such a place

Australia, 1980

Film
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In 1952, after only 13 years of operation, the Australian Government closed the Glen Davis Shale Oil Works due to floods, numerous industrial accidents and huge financial losses. The large mining community was forced to leave the valley and the town died. The miners and their families return annually to their beloved town and talk of old times, the curse of Glen Davis and the morning they woke up to find there was “no such a place” Suitable for upper secondary and tertiary levels.

Credits

production company

Australian Film Commission

producer/director

Peter Butt

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014727

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Excerpts

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Financial management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial accidents

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mineral industries

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mineral industries - Australia - History

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Miners - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mines and mineral resources - Australia - History

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Glen Davis (N.S.W.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mining towns

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Floods

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community life

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Financial management

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mining districts - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → New South Wales - Rural conditions

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Industrial accidents

History → History

History → Mines and mineral resources - Australia - History

Places → Glen Davis (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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