A silent film about life in the North-Western Victorian country town of Boort during the 1940s. Produced by and for the people of Boort and district.
The Loddon Weir is shown, as are: local livestock sales, dairy, poultry, pork and citrus farming, school children at the small local school and Australia Day celebrations with athletics, a fashion parade, tennis, lawn bowls and decorative boat river regatta. The film ends with the “Water - the life-blood of the North. The future progress and prosperity of this Northern-Oasis depend upon its assured supply.”
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This work has been digitised and can be viewed in the display above.
In ACMI's collection
Previously on display
22 April 2019
ACMI Viewing Booths
Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
DVD [PAL]; Copy
MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation
MOV file H264; ACMI External Digital Access Copy
MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan
MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation
MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan