Northern oasis

Australia, 1948

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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.”

On display until:

ACMI Viewing Booths

22 April 2019


production company

Boort Progress Association



Production places
Production dates

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier


Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Victoria - Rural conditions

Amateur & Student Films → Amateur films

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Boort (Vic.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Victoria - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Victoria - Rural conditions


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Country life - Australia

History → Victoria - History

Places → Boort (Vic.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Silent films






16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

DVCAM; Master

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

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