Down to earth

Australia, 1983

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Shows how a large city such as Melbourne disposes of its enormous amount of waste water every day. Looks at the processes involved in sewage treatment and in particular, the work carried out at the Werribee Sewage Treatment Farm. Narrated by Charles Tingwell. Suitable for lower secondary level.

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Kestrel Films (Australia)

Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works


David Morgan



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