Wheat in Australia

Australia, 1954

Film
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Primary teaching film surveying the wheat industry in Australia. Shows size and location of wheat areas, the beginnings of Governor Phillip’s 8-acre plot in 1788, the work of William Farrar in breeding new strains suited to Australian conditions from 1889 onwards, and the cycle of work which continues year after year on a modern mechanised farm. Discusses climate and soil requirements of wheat and explains why Australia’s wheat belt is situated between the 10-20 inches rainfall areas.

Credits

production company

Australian National Film Board

Duration

00:10:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1954

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33526

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Crop yields

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Crops and soils

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farm produce - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Wheat

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

People → Farrar, William

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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