Episode of Series “Willesee’s Australians”.
Willesee’s Australians portrays the stories of some of Australia’s heroes and heroines; some virtually unrecognised, others known as significant figures during their own lifetimes. Following World Wars 1 and 11 large parcels of Australian farming land were purchased, divided up into small blocks and given to returned soldiers by the Federal Government. Many of the young soldiers and their families who won the land were inexperienced, untrained and undercapitalised. This is the story of the Durkin family - their hopes, triumphs and struggles as they make the most of their new lifestyle.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
How to watch
In ACMI's collection
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)