On box (in pen): “We Live In This Valley” “D Gibison?.
Inside note reads: “3 metres from start break in film”
This is Reel 1 of 8 reels relating to this motion picture donated by The Morpeth Museum to the Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library of the University of Newcastle Australia in November 2013.
On box: “We Live In This Valley” K. 41028/9 1x16mm Composite Projection Print. Colour 1992′ Part C.P.12 Kinelab Pty Ltd. Motion Picture & Television Services Sydney Australia.
This is Reel 2 of 8 reels relating to this motion picture donated by The Morpeth Museum to the Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library of the University of Newcastle Australia in November 2013.
The two films above are two further production prints of the original documentary feature by Douglass Baglin.
They both suffer from a crop of some footage at the beginning, as well as sound in one channel only, but their overall colour balance and quality is better than the original print.
We Live in the Valley (1962) (52 mins) is a documentary film on the Hunter Valley by film maker Douglass Baglin commissioned for the Hunter Valley Co-operative Dairy Company Limited (a.k.a. “The Oak”).
Title: WE LIVE IN THIS VALLEY
Release Date: 1962
Produced as: Documentary
Holdings: 8 Reels We Live In This Valley, Offcuts and Projections Prints.
Summary: Traces the Hunter River from its genesis high in the Barrington Tops through the Hunter Valley till it empties into the sea at Newcastle.
Barrington Tops; Water Sking on Glenbawn Dam including Fishing, Birdlife, and Oak Milk Bar; Scone; Murrurundi; Burning Mountain at Wingen; Horse Studs; Agricultural Scientific Work; Aberdeen; Beltrees Homestead; Beef Cattle; Sheep and Wool; Merino Sheep in Merriwa Cassilis; Aerial Agriculture Fertilising; Muswellbrook; Lucerne; Oak Tankers; Dairy Production; Hunter Valley Co-operative Dairy Company’s Branxton factory; Power Generation; Denman, Widden Valley, Baramul Stud; Wheat in the Goulburn Valley; Singleton, Baroona Homestead; Aerial view of Paterson River; Maitland; Lucerne on Bolwarra Flats; Agricultural Shows; Polo; Rodeos; Cessnock and Coalfields; Vineyards and Wine; Snow and Ski-ing; Timber Getters; Paterson River and Willows; Dairying on the Paterson Gresford District; Dungog on Williams River; Chichester Dam; Poultry Farms; Raymond Terrace, Baths, Courtaulds Factory, Masonite factory, orchards; Prawners; Sixty Milers; Hexham; Main factory of Hunter Valley Co-operative Dairy Company; Milk Production; Butter; Big game fishing, Bob Dyer at Port Stephens; Oyster Beds; Broken Hill Proprietary Company Steelworks, the ‘BHP’; Wangi Power Station; Sulphide Corporation Plant; ELMA, Nobbys Signal Station; Newcastle City; Mattara Festival; Newcastle Town Hall; War Memorial Cultural Centre; William Dobell at work; King Edward Park; Transport Systems, TV and Radio; Newcastle Beach, Surf Carnivals; Lake Macquarie; Yachting; Horse Racing; Sporting; “Protect the Soil, Conserve the Water”; Children future inheritors.
Country of Origin: Australia
Production company: Douglass Baglin Photography
Commentary: James Dibble
Sponsor: Hunter Valley Co-Op Dairy Co. Ltd
Thanks to Yvonne Austin, niece of the late Douglass Baglin for granting permission on behalf of the family for this film to be made available to the wider global community.
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