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THE DUTCH CONQUER THE SOIL IN THE FRASER VALLEY - While some men dream only of conquering the moon, others fight for the peaceful conquest of the soil, and their work is producing impressive results. 

Date(s)

ca. 1960's

Place

Fraser River, British Columbia

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

Scope and content

In the valley of the Fraser River, in British Columbia, Dutch experts have used methods well known in Holland to create a polder of 8,000 acres, of which 2,000 are under cultivation. There is nothing like a Dutch sabot for a childhood voyage! The farms of the polder, from 80 to 100 acres in size, are rented, and the lessee must furnish his own herd of cattle.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Nil
Item no. (creator)
2394
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
06272.2
90: Open
Other accession no.
1972-047 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: National Film Board / Library and Archives Canada
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Library and Archives Canada

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Series title
Dutch

Signatures and inscriptions
Department of Citizenship and Immigration. Information Division. THE DUTCH CONQUER THE SOIL IN THE FRASER VALLEY - While some men dream only of conquering the moon, others fight for the peaceful conquest of the soil, and their work is producing impressive results. In the valley of the Fraser River, in British Columbia, Dutch experts have used methods well known in Holland to create a polder of 8,000 acres, of which 2,000 are under cultivation. Photo: National Film Board. There is nothing like a Dutch sabot for a childhood voyage! The farms of the polder, from 80 to 100 acres in size, are rented, and the lessee must furnish his own herd of cattle. Ministère de la Citoyenneté et de l'Immigration. Service de l'Information. DES HOLLANDAIS CONQUERENT LE SOL DANS LA VALLÉE DU FLEUVE FRASER - Tandis que des hommes ne songent qu'à conquérir la lune, d'autres luttent pour la conquête pacifique du sol, et leur travail donne des résultats impressionnants. Dans la vallée du fleuve Fraser, des Hollandais ont créé un polder de 8,000 acres, donts 2,000 sont cultivables. Photo : Office National du Film. Il n'y a rien comme un sabot pour la « navigation enfantine ». Les fermes du polder qui ont 80 à 100 acres sont louées, et le locataire doit fournir son troupeau. NFB # : 89768

Government

Other system control no.

3613743