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Desert Conquest

Australia, 1959 (MIFF 1961, Programme 45)

Director: Lex Halliday

How the land was cleared and how the men settled on the reclaimed soil, on farms of their own.

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New Guinea Commercials

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Inland with McDouall Stuart

Australia, 1957
Part 1 is a historical record of Stuart's jour¬neys using sketches and animated maps. Part 2 is entitled "The Northern Territory Today" and is a study of aspects of modern development in the Terr… More »

Desert Conquest

Australia, 1959
The film shows how the land was cleared and how the men and their families who worked on this project eventually settled on the reclaimed sol, on farms of their own. ... More »

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