Title Details


The story of the fat lamb industry in Australia.
Year : 1947 | Total Duration : 19 Minutes | Producer : John Heyer
Director : W James Pearson |
Wharf scenes with lamb carcasses being loaded onto ship in large nets, unloading lamb carcasses from goods train to railway platform. Inspectors checking meat, cranes on wharf. Drovers herding sheep across Yarrawonga Weir over the Murray River. Sheep crowded into Yarrawonga pens in sale yards. Buyers line the slayer as auctioneer conducts auction. Romney Marsh, Southdown, Border Leicester, Dorset Horn and Corriedale and Merino breeds of rams and ewes. Examples of cross breeding. Pan Murray River. Windmill, water tank and sheep. Tractor pulling harvester.
Access No. 147928 | 7 mins 28 secs | 1940s | Yarrawonga, Murray River, Vic, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Various fodder crops for sheep. Storage in haystacks, silos and barns. Farmer fills bag from silo. Automatic feeders for many sheep feeding at one time. VS of paddocks of lambs. Entrance to CSIRO (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) building. Scientists in laboratory, weighing, sheep in pens under scientific observation, sheep with oxygen mask. Annual Field Day at Victorian Department of Agriculture Experiment Farm in Rutherglen where farmers gather to hear of new farming methods. Soil Regeneration sign and scientist addressing crowd about soil management and results of fat lamb trials.
Access No. 147929 | 5 mins 32 secs | 1940s | Rutherglen, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Exterior Gavin Gibson Memorial Laboratory in Shepparton. Students in laboratory class and in outdoor botany class of agricultural college, teacher at blackboard using long pointer on illustrations of wheat and oats. Fat lambs in pens and being sorted as they pass through gate. Farmer holding lamb to show its fat stomach. Goods train transporting sheep to market. Auction sale. Line of lamb carcasses on hooks in abattoir and being stamped and bagged and stored in refrigerated freight cars. Lambs feeding.
Access No. 147930 | 7 mins 20 secs | 1940s | Shepparton, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |