Discovering the Murray-Darling Basin

Australia, 1980

Film
A still image from Discovering the Murray-Darling Basin

Mike Hayes presents this video which shows the immense variety of Australia’s most important agricultural region, stretching from Queensland to South Australia. Not only is the area important agriculturally, but it is also an area of great beauty, rich in wildlife, history and folk lore. Produced for the Murray-Darling Basin Commission the program stresses that almost everybody in Australia is dependent in some way on this vast area and that therefore we should be working to prevent further degradation and repair some of the damage which has already been done.

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Credits

director

Kenyon Castle

production company

Kenyon Castle Productions

Murray-Darling Basin Commission (Australia)

Duration

00:25:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303953

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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