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Country School Teacher, The

The life and work of a teacher in charge of a one-teacher school in rural New South Wales.
Year : 1953 | Total Duration : 16 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Shan Benson |
Teacher, Donald Wallace, walking up hill in rural setting, small boy follows. He reaches house and washes hands from tap on water tank, talks to woman through window. In full classroom of children of different ages, Wallace asks individuals to point out routes on maps. One small boy lifted by older girl to reach board Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 121608 | 4 mins 34 secs | 1950s | Konorigan, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Rural countryside in northern NSW. Man picking bananas. Children helping on rural properties - small girl helping man with cattle and pigs. Small boy on horse. Milking cow by hand. Draft horses. Terrier puppies. Cat drinking from tin. Girl feeding chickens. Milk churns at end of driveway. School house. Children out of school, eat lunches outdoors. School teacher, Donald Wallace, at home in Konorigan. Greets small girls, sits in kitchen with wife. Couple eat evening meal at separate table from children who eat in kitchen. Car through countryside. Town of Lismore. District Inspector running demonstrations for country school teachers. Exercise shown where children paint to music. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 124963 | 4 mins 39 secs | 1950s | Konorigan, Lismore, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Focus on individual school teachers gathered in Lismore for meeting of country school teachers with shots of the schools where they teach. Roger Heading from Tuntable Falls on horse with small boy behind. Cyril Gooley from Greyoble. Dorothea Ramsay from Tuckinville. Arthur Ray from Wallingborough. Turrell Griffin from Coolness. Alfred Lee from Tengular conducting physical education class outdoors. Interior classroom, boy stands, slow pan across river, boy recites Shakespeare. Boy fishing on river bank, lying, looking at birds. Children collecting school bags and leave school house by school bus, horse back, walking, bicycle. Three children climb over horse's head and ride off three astride. Teacher Donald Wallace walking to river and teaches some children to swim. Wallace waves and walks past school to talk to local men. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 124965 | 1 min 37 secs | 1950s | Konorigan, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |