Title Details

Dealing with Drought

Shows how some farmers and grazers managed their properties to cope with drought in Queensland and NSW between 1964 and 1967.
Year : 1968 | Total Duration : 25 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Director : Bern Gandy |
Carcass of a ram, lying in the muddy pools of a dried up irrigation pond.
Full shot of sun rays, fade to parched flat land, cattle sheltering, sheep carcasses. Windmill, broken irrigation, CU cracked earth. CU interviews with farmers regarding drought and hard financial times. WS farmers loading dead sheep onto back of truck, GS emaciated sheep eating feed, VS sheep and cattle grazing, cattle carcasses. Interview with Dr Harvey, Director-General of Queensland Dept of Primary Industies. Interview with Cam Tucker explaining Australian climatic conditions with aid of map. VS livestock grazing in drought conditions, MS calf dying on mud patch, farmer in field of ruined crop, cattle in pens, tractor mowing down mulga bushes for feed. Interview with Ern Turner, sheep and cattle feeding on mulga. Farmer chopping kurrajong trees for feed. Interview with farmer Des Shaw. Farmer Claude Bowhay handfeeding merino sheep, interiew with Bowhay.
Access No. 96683 | 9 mins 36 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Various interviews with farmers about coping in drought conditions. Sheep grazing, interview with grazier Ian Marwhinney. Cattle grazing, interview with Ewart Sylvester, VS harvesting and processing cane grass and legume. Interview with farmer Peter Corfe, calves being fed in trough. Tractor bailing lucerne, interview with David Archibald, feeding sheep from back of old Holden ute, calves at trough. Tractor harvesting wheat and oats. Man collecting mail from barrel postbox at Wootan, pan of green pastures and distant hills. Interview with W. A. Bishop, herding cattle, sheep in paddock. Horses in red dirt paddock. Interview with Prof. Dillon from the Farm Management Service Centre of the University of New England. VS hand feeding of sheep and cattle, CUs research articles on drought feeding, wheat at bulk distribution centres. Limestone being added to wheat feed.
Access No. 149665 | 9 mins 31 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS cattle and sheep feeding from troughs. Demonstration of stock rotation on lucerne pastures. CSIRO Ginninderra Experiment Station. Interview with Ern Turner holding buffel grass. Pan across dry pastures to small dam, CU interview with grazier Des Shaw. VS stock dams and waterholes, windmills and bores. Sheep at water troughs. MS interview Dr Harvey.
Access No. 149666 | 5 mins 5 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |