FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Agricultural Officer in Papua and New Guinea, An

Shows the work of agricultural officers in Papua and New Guinea.
Year : 1961 | Total Duration : 24 Minutes | Producer : Maslyn Williams
Director : William Shepherd |
Indigenous men divide money between themselves. Australian agricultural officers showing indigenous man spray for tobacco plants. Highland area, line of porters carrying equipment with officer. Indigenous warriors and women with face paint and nose pieces and feather headdresses. Children and large group gathered as officers talk to them through interpreter. Good CU's. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126099 | 3 mins 40 secs | 1960s | Highlands, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
TAA (Trans Australian Airways) aircraft on tarmac at Jackson's Airport of Port Moresby, people disembarking down steps. Australian man from Department of Agriculture greeting young Australian men coming to be Agricultural Officers. Helped into car by indigenous people. Car drives past buildings, markets and coast town of Koki (phonetic). Arrive at government buildings, sign for Dept of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126460 | 1 min 5 secs | 1960s | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Australians working in research laboratories of Department of Agriculture Stock and Fisheries. Shots of equipment. Men in white coats including indigenous man in veterinary laboratory from Division of Animal Industry. Box full of guinea pigs. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126461 | 50 secs | 1960s | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Rubber experimental station at Bisianumu - plantation of rubber trees. Indigenous men tapping trees for rubber, bud grafting. Cattle station, local breed Zeebu (phonetic) cross bred with Australian cattle. Agricultural show at Absigari (phonetic) close to Port Moresby, cattle and vehicles on display. Indigenous and non indigenous people involved. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126462 | 1 min 47 secs | 1960s | Bisianumu, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials land and sea of Papua and New Guinea. HAS town of Rabaul. Slow pan across bay and buildings and surrounds. Indigenous people working in banana plantation. Land Rover belonging to Australian Agricultural Officer along road to Agricultural Station at Keravat. Land Rover drives past plantation and houses belonging to officers. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126463 | 2 mins 14 secs | 1960s | Rabaul, Keravat, New Britain, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Indigenous and Australian men tending experimental crops grown in pots. Man opening cocoa fruit in laboratory. Indigenous people knocking down cocoa fruit with stick, group of men opening and extracting beans from pile of fruit. Group drying beans. Indigenous man working on cocoa plants. Gathering leaves. Australian officer with indigenous man at plant nursery. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126464 | 2 mins 48 secs | 1960s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Indigenous man spraying plantation. Australian agricultural officer with non indigenous plantation owner looking at insects, taking notes. Pan up coconut palm. Shots of damage to tree by rhinoceros beetle. CU dead beetle. CU parasite being experimented with that attacks beetle, CU's grub being attacked. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126465 | 1 min 32 secs | 1960s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan gardens and landscape. Agricultural officer assisting and advising indigenous men on growing sweet potato. Land Rover past sign to Tauugap Agricultural Extension Centre. Australian man walking at station. Indigenous man at blackboard teaching botany to others learning to be Agricultural Field Assistants. Local people including women and children learning how to stake out land to grow cocoa trees. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126466 | 1 min 40 secs | 1960s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Australian Agricultural Officer with indigenous man helping and instructing in how to thin out young cocoa plants. Copra drier in village. Australian officer with local people looking at copra, others chopping. Gazelle Peninsula (phonetic), indigenous people bringing cocoa beans to cooperative. Australian officer guiding men lifting heavy piece of machinery. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126467 | 3 mins 6 secs | 1960s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial highland area of Papua and New Guinea. Aircraft flying above coffee plantation area and town of Goroka (phonetic), seen from ground. Agricultural officers showing indigenous men (some in traditional dress) coffee plants. Stud pig farm, piglet weighed, indigenous man catching pig. HAS village of huts, family group gathered. Australian officer in Land Rover visiting village. Instruction in planting peanuts. Weighing sack, indigenous man paid money. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126468 | 4 mins 30 secs | 1960s | Highlands, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |