Victoria Converts Brown Coal To Power And Light – Australian Diary 14

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Produced in the post war years, this newsreel profiles the Yallourn open cut coal mine and power house in Victoria, which produces two thirds of the state’s electricity. Drawing on a 200 feet deep seam of brown coal, this mine is highly mechanised and automated, with coal extracted by giant dredgers and automatically transported to the power house, where a small number of workers manage the power generation. The coal is also used to produce brown coal briquettes.

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National Film Board Production for the Department of Information.

Author: J Bird, 2023

Duration: 3 mins 5 secs

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