Title Details

Valley is Ours, The

A tribute to the great Murray River and the valley it supports, and a homage to post-war progress.
Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 36 Minutes |
Director : John Heyer |
Cameraman Ted Cranstone filming a snake in a tree while Director John Heyer pushes him and the camera on wheels. Commonwealth Government Photographic Branch vehicle crossing a flooded river. Director John Heyer pulling cameraman Reg Pearse on a tracking device whilst filming a scene in a wheat field. John Heyer (standing) with Alan Anderson, on location. John Heyer and Alan Anderson filming a man standing behind a desk.
John Heyer, Malcolm Otton and Reg Pearse filming a construction worker. Reg Pearse is lying on his back holding a camera.
Pan of snow covered Snowy Mountains, Skier down hill, CU pan of snow laden trees, pan across distant rugged ranges below the snow line, distant valley (1948)
Access No. 39525 | 1 min 43 secs | 1940s | Snowy Mountains, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Open touring car along dirt road in bush, calf (cattle) in back seat , CU of driver, farmhouses, homesteads and outbuildings in valley, windmill, farmer taking herd of cattle past farmhouse and rounding up cattle, open car travelling down dusty road.
Access No. 39526 | 1 min 19 secs | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan across snow covered mountain range, drips of water, ripples of water,dripping icicles. Thawing snow on river bank, lump of ice and snow falling into stream, mountain stream swollen with melting snow . Good shots
Access No. 39528 | 43 secs | 1940s | Snowy Mountains, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Cascading waterfall, swirling creek water, fast flowing stream, following downstream, rapids in fast moving river . River flowing under bridge, POV under bridge, shot from river bank, pan from wire railed bridge to fast flowing river. Hume Weir. Good shots
Access No. 39530 | 54 secs | 1940s | Murray River, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Dam spillway, water flowing over small weir, Yarrawonga Weir, flowing river, bridge at one end, gum trees on bank, small paddle steamer on Murray River, travelling down stream towards bridge, under bridge, up at span, past pylons. Travelling downstream past homesteads, passing another boat, passing Mildura rowing club, passing paddle steamer, paddle steamer in mid stream
Access No. 39534 | 1 min 21 secs | 1940s | Murray River, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Single pelican flying overhead, low bridge crossing Murray River, gushing water pouring over weir, good shot of spillway; Murray where it meets the sea, pan of shallow ocean waters with small rolling waves, dark sky. Map of Australia showing Murray River .
Access No. 39536 | 39 secs | 1940s | Murray River, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Wagon wheels, travelling through dense bush, snake in tree, scenic shot of river, trees and hills. Map of Murray River. Pan of country town in the Murray Valley. Droving herd of cattle down main street. Street scene of families shopping and three farmers talking. Children going to school on horseback and bikes. School yard and children marching in line.
Access No. 39537 | 1 min 56 secs | 1940s | Murray River Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Stock sale yard, men and animals, young calves, pigs, auctioneer,head of calf through fence. Pig snout through fence.
Access No. 39540 | 44 secs | 1940s | Murray Valley Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Men loading timber onto paddle steamer, securing logs on barges, Adelaide paddle steamer, wheel turning in water, single white crane in flight, raft of logs being towed, men on raft having a cup of tea, two ducks taking off from water, children and man on the banks, duck flying over
Access No. 39541 | 1 min 19 secs | 1940s | Murray River, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan over flock of sheep being rounded up, windmill & shed, pans right over plains of Riverina, Good CU of windmill turning. Border collie dog, sheep drinking from trough, Farmer, wife and children ( family) having a drink from a hessian water bag. Drover rescuing lambs out of the mud. Cattle dog rounding up sheep. Horse drawn wagon.
Access No. 39543 | 1 min 53 secs | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Farmer with spade in vineyard clearing irrigation channel pans along rows of grape vines, water running along irrigation channels.
Access No. 39545 | 1 min 1 sec | 1940s | Mildura, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Ms pumping station on the Murray River, looking down on swirling water, pipe line along the Murray, pan along length of pipe line
Access No. 39546 | 34 secs | 1940s | Morgan, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Ship building yards at Whyalla South Australia, pouring molten metal, worker with drill, pan across ship building yard
Access No. 39547 | 33 secs | 1940s | Whyalla, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Fisherman at mouth of Murray river, checking hanging nets, repairing net, 2 fishermen hauling nets, sea gulls. Hauling in nets of butterfish.
Access No. 39548 | 1 min 43 secs | 1940s | Goolwa, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS farmer walking through wheat paddock, rubbing wheat between his hands, pan across countryside,wheat paddocks. MS farmer walks into his home, turns on wireless (radio) sits, cup of tea on verandah, rolls cigarette, Wife pours tea, farmer drinking tea
Access No. 39551 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Woman sun baking on beach, man talking on phone (bowler hat & cigar) . Wheat field swaying in the wind, farmer listens to weather forecast. Harvester, Farmer and wife at wire gate, Farmer driving harvester, POV of the harvester through the wheat, CU of the blades, WS of the homestead
Access No. 39553 | 1 min 25 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS pan along river, gum trees on bank, MS pan across valley, snow capped mountains in b/g. Bush fire, aerial of bushfire, bell ringing, VS of people responding to bell, men leaving on fire truck, flames leaping up the trees, kangaroo escaping, sign on tree ÒPrevent bush FiresÓ. Two koalas in a tree, horse running, firefighters putting out fires with hessian bags, NSW fire brigade truck. Pan of burnt out bushland and destroyed homes. Dead animals, pan of bushland.
Access No. 39555 | 2 mins 25 secs | 1940s | Murray River, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Axe ring barking large gum tree, ringbarked trees, leafy branches at top of tree, good shots of dead ringbarked trees, land littered with dead trees, good shots of large area of soil erosion
Access No. 39559 | 1 min 1 sec | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Shire Hall in country town, men sitting around conference table, men around table at meeting. Councillor McGuire, J Pigdon, Councillor Martin, J Walker, Tom Bailey, James Renny Vice President of Development Board. Meeting about bushfire damage and problems o f water erosion, over plowing, over stocking.
Access No. 39560 | 1 min 15 secs | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Aerial of scrub land, good shot of large team of draught horses pulling plough, pan across fairly barren paddocks, close pan of wheat crop, tractors pulling harvesters. Top soil blowing off the land. MLS pan across drought stricken barren landscape dotted with animal skeletons, MCU hand picking up sand, pan across sand dunes, animal skull in sand.
Access No. 39561 | 2 mins 28 secs | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MCU plough (contour ploughing) digging furrows, farmer on back of plough, planting fir tree saplings. looking down on row of pine trees. MCU 2 pilots in cockpit of small spotter plane used for finding bushfires, pilot speaking into radio, MCU aircraft engine, LS ground . Construction of a dam, explosion of rock face, bulldozers moving earth. Miners in tunnel drilling in rock wall. VS power station transmission tower
Access No. 39564 | 2 mins 37 secs | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS pan along men working machines, checking instrument parts for accuracy, woman checking parts, man working ball bearing machine, ball bearings in man's hand then onto production line conveyor belt.
Access No. 39569 | 24 secs | 1940s | Murray Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Good shot of water rushing down hill to hydro pumping station, MS power lines and pole, snow covered mountains in b/g
Access No. 39570 | 6 secs | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan along rows of woman machinists working in factory at sewing machines, women making shoes in factory.
Access No. 39571 | 9 secs | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Snow covered power lines, ice hanging off power pole, man in factory supporting large steel rod with steam rising from it. High angle shot of water gushing out of dam, man turning wheel to release water through pipe and water flowing through the irrigation canals and collecting foliage as it goes. Man digging irrigation ditches with spade in orchard.
Access No. 39572 | 47 secs | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS man turning water release wheel, good shot of huge jets water spraying out of release valve, full frame of water spray, farmer walking amongst black and white cows and opening irrigation canal, CU of water wheel turning, 3 children & man walking through orchard to pipeline, opening spray irrigation.
Access No. 39574 | 58 secs | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Two men guiding team of draught horses pulling earth levellers, good shots of teams of draught horses at work, pan right to sign ÒSoldier Settlement Commission - Victoria. Yarroweyah EstateÓ Home being constructed in b/g
Access No. 39576 | 1 min 1 sec | 1940s | Victoria, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Builder walking across roof carrying timber, other builder hammering nails into roof,building homes, man manually turning irrigation water wheel, utility chassis being hauled by big truck, car carrier, road signs to Adelong, Tumut, Yarrancobilly, Cooma and Bega. Low angle shot of train travelling along track, CU on wheels and undercarriage. Train lines and tracks POV of driver.
Access No. 39577 | 47 secs | 1940s | Murray Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
DC3 plane taking off, high angle shot of tarmac below as plane takes off then view of countryside below, fisherman tending his nets, aerial of patchwork farms and township, fields & Murray River , farmer in vineyard clearing irrigation ditch, good aerial of patchwork farms, aerial over dam spillway.
Access No. 39578 | 1 min 24 secs | 1940s | Murray River Valley, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |