The highlight of this newsreel segment about Australian sheep is a model in woollen clothing walking down the catwalk with a huge ram by her side.
This news segment is a fine example of a feel-good story with a hook to a local event that typically screens at the end of a news bulletin.
In this United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, we're revisiting Australia's proud food production history.
From farm to factory to table, this collection of films spanning almost a century shows the changing face of Australia's rural and industrial landscapes.
The bank’s Agricultural Magazine of the Air ran on 17 NSW commercial stations in 1939, still on air in the 1950s.
Guest contributor Jennifer Bowen shares extracts from several rare regional radio programs in the NFSA collection funded by the Rural Bank of NSW.
It hasn’t rained for 18 months and 5,000 sheep have already perished. Farmer Max Russell is desperate to save his remaining flock and hands them over to a drover.
Harry Beecham (Sam Neill) has waited two years for Sybylla (Judy Davis) to agree to marry. As drought grips the land again, he comes for an answer, but Sybylla explains why she cannot.
Ida (Deborah Kerr) has persuaded her husband to inquire about a job shearing sheep.
Mrs Hoggett (Magda Szubanski) has just measured Babe, because she’s planning on roast pork for Christmas lunch.