Welcome To Our Valley [1969]

Title: Welcome To Our Valley [1969]

Script: Glen Burrows

Director: Peter Scott

Production: John Bushelle Production Pty Ltd Sydney Australia.

Produced for The Hunter Valley Co-operative Dairy Company Ltd.

Description: 1 film reel (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.

Summary: Opening scene depicts arrival of Endeavour to the shores of Australia followed by scenes (possibly) inside Glenbawn Dam’s Museum of Rural History (?) and a survey of the Hunter Valley’s natural features including Glenbawn dam, and water’s importance to primary producers including agriculture (Maitland district), horse studs, wine and vineyards, beef cattle, historic homesteads, wool and sheep, dairy cattle, milk and butter production, Oak vehicles and factory, showtime, rodeo, woodchopping, Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, Newcastle, Port, Coal, Power Stations, B.H.P. Steelworks, Milk and butter production and distribution, homes, civic pride, Oak milk bars, beaches, Lake Macquarie, Sailing Clubs, Aerial fly over to Port Stephens, conclusion.

Subject: Hunter Valley (N.S.W.)

This is a 16mm film colour film reel that forms part of the collection of Archives of the Hunter Valley Co-Operative Diary Company Limited.

It was digitised in April 2014 for the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections (Auchmuty Library) Australia.

Valley of the Hunter River (1960)

This is a 16mm film reel that forms part of the Archives of the Hunter Valley Co-Operative Diary Company Ltd.

It was digitised in April 2014 for the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections (Auchmuty Library) Australia.

The original black and white 16mm film is not in the best condition, but our digitisers did the best they could, the quality does get more stable as the film proceeds.

Title: Valley of the Hunter River

Script and Production by Fred Whatham

Commentary by Roger Climpson

Australia : Cine-Austral, 1960.

Description:   1 film reel (38 min.) : sd., bw. ; 16 mm.

Notes:  Distributor: F. W. P. Whatham.

Summary: The geography and geology of the Hunter River Valley showing the river system, the dams and the activities of the area such as coal mining, race horse breeding, dairying, fat lamb raising, lumbering, wine making and vegetable growing.

Subject:  Hunter Valley (N.S.W.)

Other Author:  Whatham, Fred.

A Say In Your Community With The Australian Assistance Plan (1974)

The Australian Assistance Plan (AAP) was piloted in 1973 by the Whitlam Labor Government and was subsequently extended nationally. The Plan created Regional Councils for Social Development (RCSD) and funded the employment of a social planner and Community Development Officers within each Regional Council. The Hunter Region was one of the first areas that this plan was placed into practice.

The film was mostly shot in and around Newcastle and across the towns and centres of the Hunter Region featuring appearances by Dr Tony Vinson, Director NSW Bureau Crime Statistics; Brian Brinley, Adult Probation Officer; Susan Hellyer, Social Planner, Hunter Region; Dixon Park Community Group; Wickham Primary School; Gloucester; Maitland; Windale Progress Association; Bill Plaizier, Newcastle Youth Service; Newcastle Learning Exchange; Pete Meehan 2KO Radio; Newcastle East End; Trinia.

This film was digitised as part of the University of Newcastle (Australia) Archives of the The Hunter Regional Council for Social Development.

For more information on the Collection see: http://radicalnewcastle.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/archives-of-the-hunter-regional-council-for-social-development/

Thanks for the following information from the National Film and Sound Archive.

Title: A Say In Your Community With The Australian Assistance Plan

Release Date:  25 March 1975

Produced as: Lindfield, N.S.W. : Film Australia for Social Welfare Commission, 1974.

Media: Film

Summary:  The Australian Assistance Plan (AAP) was piloted in 1973 by the Whitlam Labor Government and was subsequently extended nationally. The Plan created Regional Councils for Social Development (RCSD) and funded the employment of a social planner and Community Development Officers within each Regional Council.

Country of Origin: Australia

Production company: Creators:
·         Baker, Suzanne. (Producer)
·         Tarrant, Crea, (ed.)
·         Howes, Oliver, 1940- (Director)
·         Australia. Social Welfare Commission
·         Film Australia

Sponsor: Film Australia

Notes: Lindfield, N.S.W. : Film Australia for Social Welfare Commission, 1974.

Holdings: 1 film reel (31min) 16mm. Length 1140′.