Northern oasis

Australia, 1948

Film Tourism
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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.”

How to watch

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Collection

In ACMI's collection

Previously on display

22 April 2019

ACMI Viewing Booths

Credits

director

E.M. Jackson

production company

Boort Progress Association

Duration

00:30:34:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1948

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323580

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Sound/audio

Silent

Colour

Colour

Holdings

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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