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Every two years, the small town of Winton in central Queensland holds a festival which is renowned throughout the bush. But few realise that the festival was born out of desperate attempts to keep the town from dying, after a drought had driven out both graziers and shopkeepers. A few people put their heads together and decided to try for the tourist dollar - and the festival saved the town that was the birthplace of Australian unionism, our national airline, Qantas, and our national song, 'Waltzing Matilda'.

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Crew

Director
Bill Bennett
Producer
Bill Bennett
Executive Producers
John Sparkes

Cast

Presenter: Bill Bennett

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1982
Genre
History and national identity, Social contemporary
Production Company
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sales

International Sales
ABC Content Sales