Fire

Australia, 1961

Film
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This film shows the bushfires which wiped out the town of Dwellingup and Nangabrook in Western Australia in January 1961. From the first outbreaks through the five day bushfire raging through jarrah forest, pasture and townships. The volunteer firefighters in action, attempts to plough or burn firebreaks, the trail of damage left behind, the relief work, rebuilding and new growth after the fire.

Credits

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

Duration

00:13:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1961

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302172

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Western Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Fire

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Fire fighters

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forest fires

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Fire fighters

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Disaster relief - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fire fighters

Places → Western Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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