Title Details

Not Wanted on Voyage

This short film highlights the need to keep plant diseases and pests out of Australia.
Year : 1952 | Total Duration : 9.5 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Hugh Alexander |
Map of Europe. Panoramic pan across snow capped mountains of Alps to women working in fields, old man smoking pipe sharpens scythe. Italian immigrant packing vine cuttings into suitcase. VS man fillng out luggage labels for emigration while his wife packs potatoes in box. GS of them looking at maps and tracing routes to Australia. VS Ocean liner Johan Van Gldenbarnevelt towed into Sydney harbour by tug boat. GS deck hands and wharf workers hauling ropes. Passengers and relatives on dock waving to each other. VS emotional greetings on docks. Women wearing Dutch national dress. VS customs area and Officers inspecting bags of immigrants. CUs box of potatoes and suitcase of vine cuttings being rejected. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 60377 | 3 mins 56 secs | 1950s | Europe; Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU Italian immigrant complaining in Italian about vine clippings being confiscated. Car drawing up outside immigrant's cousin's fruit shop in Sydney. Good shots fruit and vegetables stacked on shelves. CUs grapes being cut from vines and placed in trays and WS grape picking. GS man spraying olive trees in orchard. WS orchards and VS fruit pickers. VS working and harvesting in pineapple and banana plantations using mini tractor and flying fox. VS hand harvesting potatoes and cauliflowers. WS fields of daffodils and man picking bunches. Crops of millet, wheat, corn, maize being processed. CUs rice crop and being harvested by horse-drawn harvester. VS plant quarantine officers inspecting pumpkins and onions. VS immigrants disembarking from aircraft and from ship. VS newly arrived immigrant presenting vine cuttings to cousin who with amusement takes him towards customs. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 127112 | 5 mins 22 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |