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Rail Town

Australia, 1953 (MIFF 1954, Australiana)

Director: Joan Long

Dramatises the activities and life of the people of Port Augusta with emphasis on the significance of this city as a railhead linking the Eastern States with the Western States and the Northern Territory.

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