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The Growing Child

Australia, 1935 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

Again set in Victoria, at the Surrey Hills Baby Health Centre, we learn what is important - good Australian fruit, vegetables and milk - in helping our children grow. An excellent example of looking at our past attitudes, both in filmmaking and life.

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