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The Origin of Oil (c.1923)

Made for the Shell Company of Australia, this industrial documentary traces the path of oil from its initial extraction to the petroleum relied on by consumers.

Length: 17 minutes

Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1 (Academy full frame)

Featured in the Shell Company of Australia collection


National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 1875

Education Resources:

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