Regional television over the last 50 years and what it means to rural communities.
Although subscription television operator FOXTEL switched off its analogue signal in 2007, regional television paved the way for free-to-air television’s move to digital.
Australian Food Parade surveys Australia’s fruit and cattle industries, including the Murray River region.
Song performed by John Collinson about Mildura, circa 1926.
Alan Matthews, a former RAF pilot, runs Sunraysia Air Taxis, an aerial taxi service in the Mildura region.
A homage to post-war progress, this classic John Heyer written and directed film celebrates the abundance of the Murray River Valley: from agriculture to timber, fishing to mining, fruit picking to
Performed by Robert Nicholson & Reginald A.A. Stoneham
This newsreel shows the history of irrigation from the Murray River to the semi-arid Mildura region.
Born in the Sun shows the development of the dried fruits industry at Mildura from the time of Deakin’s proposed irrigation legislation, and highlights the part irrigation has played.
This silent documentary shows the landscape and townships along the Murray River and is from a series made in the 1920s called See Australia First.