Title Details

Timber Getters, The

The work of Australian timber workers living in bush sawmill camps.
Year : 1952 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Bern Gandy |
Opening titles. Looking across heavily wooded countryside. Pan inside forest, through forest of eucalypts, looking up at snake on branch, lyre bird on branch, large monitor lizard (goanna) on rock, possum in tree . Timber mill and settlement in forest where wood cutters live, VS men going to work. CU men sharpening axes and saws.
Access No. 39660 | 2 mins | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Two woodcutters at base of huge tree, pegging tree and starting to chop with axe on either side. Other men with Cletrac caterpillar tractor hauling fallen tree. CU saw cutting through tree trunk, men run away as tree falls, includes CU where cut was. Two men cutting fallen tree with two handled saw. CU men's faces (elderly)
Access No. 39663 | 1 min 41 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Men measuring fallen tree with tape measure. VS men sawing and trees falling. Caterpillar tractor pulling fallen tree . Skyline winching timber through forest including water. CU woodcutter smoking pipe, operating machinery. Timber moved on rail through forest. Driver into cab, truck away with logs.
Access No. 39666 | 2 mins 7 secs | 1950s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Timber cutters boiling billy cans for lunch break, group sitting eating sandwiches. Utility truck (ute) crossing small bridge over creek, arriving at timber mill, CU baby fed from spoon, wife at kitchen sink looking out of window,puts baby in cot. Ute arrives at settlement, handing out supplies to women with children. Women walking along reading newspaper. Interior classroom, teacher walking past desks, boys reciting (synch out).
Access No. 39671 | 1 min 15 secs | 1950s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Two men at base of tree, one strapping climbing apparatus to his legs and climbs tree using rope to girth around tree, saw and axe dangling behind him. CU man at bottom smoking cigarette. Man at top of high tree chopping and sawing top off tree. Men in open topped jeep, past sign ÒBellangry Forest OfficeÓ, forestry officers seated at desk in forestry office, rise & point to map on wall
Access No. 39674 | 1 min 41 secs | 1940s | Bellangry, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Two men in forest measure young tree. Hands plant sapling. Two men hoe between young trees, LS young forest of pine trees. Truck in forest past sign ÒBril Bril State ForestÓ. Truck with logs at saw mill. Inside mill, men working with circular saw, no protective clothing worn.
Access No. 39677 | 51 secs | 1940s | Bril Bril Forest, NSW, Australia? | © NFSA | B&W |
Laden truck leaves mill with planks of wood. CU circular saw blade stopping. Timber workers leaving mill, greeting their children. HAS of settlement and timber mill in forest.
Access No. 39679 | 43 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |