The Changing Hills

Title:
The Changing Hills
NFSA ID:
13324
Year:
1961
Category:
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In this short excerpt from an Australian Commonwealth Film Unit documentary, the narrator almost laments that the alpine regions of Australia have changed dramatically. He quotes from Banjo Paterson's poem, 'The Man from Snowy River', which is in stark contrast to the European yodelling and harp playing in the chalet. But much of the culture of the Australian alps was the result of migrants working on the Snowy Mountain scheme. With them came centuries old European traditions, becoming the foundation for how Australians experienced the snowfields as a tourist destination.

Collection:
Film Australia
Production company:
Australian Commonwealth Film Unit