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Irrigation Area - Waste to Wealth Thanks to Water

A look at agriculture in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation area.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 21 | Year : 1961 | Total Duration : 8 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
Water from dam pipe, rushing water, HAS dam, Burrinjuck Dam, aerial Murrumbidgee area with canals, canals and channels, using tractor to build banks of soil to contain rice paddy fields, ploughing and fertilising, open irrigation channel.
Access No. 43514 | 2 mins | 1960s | Murrumbidgee NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Water running onto dry land in Murrumbidgee Irrigation area, Small aircraft flying low over agricultural land sowing seed, man on ground waving newspaper to give directions to the pilot. Pan flooded field. VS Fruit trees in blossom. CU bees on blossom.
Access No. 43515 | 1 min 30 secs | 1960s | Murrumbidgee NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan Vineyard in Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, men working hand picking grapes. Aerial town of Leeton. HAS and LV street.
Access No. 43516 | 45 secs | 1960s | Murrumbidgee Leeton NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Cannery Leeton exterior, interior, cannery men working loading boxes of peaches onto conveyor belt, good shot of women working on production line. VS mechanical preparation and canning of peaches. GV rice field ready for harvest. CU man's hand holding grain. Combine VS harvesters harvesting rice. High aerials Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.
Access No. 43517 | 2 mins 30 secs | 1960s | Murrumbidgee, Leeton, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |