It was the year that save us all ,afther the excitement of carving wheat farms out of the wilderness, the depression of the 1930s and the droughts of the war years it was the last throw of the dice before they walked off the farm .It began like another disaster the slowly turned around to a year of double average yields at double the return per bushel then became the longest harvest ever with a wet harvest like no other with many still going in march 1948.
Sit back with a few mates and some lite refreshments for we have for you 2 hours of farming action with no commentary to interrupt the conversation. Machines of all makes and models from tractors to headers , tillage to hay making and all hard at work because it’s a bumper year.
Millthorpe on the central table lands of NSW was a centre for vegetable growing as well as cereals and livestock. A true mixed farming area this film from the 1950s shows life on the land and the way it was done backin the day.
Also includes vintage tractor man Newton Williams from the swan Hill Pioneer Park reviewing the 2013 NHMA rally at Mudgee and some of the tractors on display.
Where a railway line crossed a bush highway a town was built that became a community. Made for the centenary of Quandialla and includes some stories from West Wyalong Movies 2 plus two new stories of how the town began and its institutions that made it a community.
West Wyalong Movies 4 – Wambyone, even today its name still stirs emotions in the minds of those who followed the picnic race circuit.
For a hundered and fihty years and three rushes some one has allways been looking for gold in the gullies beneath Billyslookout.
A wedding in Quandialla during the wettest year on record becomes the greatest story of love.
Iconic photos and the stories behind them.
Local history brought to life!
West Wyalong Movies has launched its latest DVD, Kikiora Farming.
These stories were shot by Ken Gibson from West Wyalong's Bland Studios. He was a professional cameraman who captured the history of this part of the world for many years. This DVD captures precious footage of every major happening in the Wyalong district between the years of 1975 and 1979, including significant developments, prominent locals as well as school and theatrical performances.
Released in April 2013, this is a must have for anyone who was a local or knew a local during the period of this film. Are you a movie star in this film??
Tractors, Trains, Headers & Hay is a brief account of the evolution of machinery in the Australian wheat belt. It is educational, entertaining and the first of its kind.
West Wyalong Movies 2 - the Saga of the South West Continues was released in 2010 and follows on from the first DVD West Wyalong Movies. West Wyalong Movies 2 features sections on â€œWomen on the Blandâ€ and â€œQuandialla Rodeoâ€ and more.
West Wyalong Movies was released in 2008 and was the first part of a series of documentaries exploring the past of West Wyalong and the South West of NSW. DVD chapters include: "West Wyalong Wheat", "Eucalyptus Oil", "That Crooked Street" and "Show of '73".