Title Details

On Target

Work of the Department of Supply Munitions Annexe at Lithgow, NSW.
Year : 1964 | Total Duration : 9 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Otton
Director : Neville Bletcher |
Opening titles over footage and sound of CU target being hit with gunfire. CU machine gun being fired in profile and WS worker in Commonwealth Department of Supply placing machine gun on machinery for testing. High angle WS view over town of Lithgow. Zoom out from 1930s style Commonwealth Government Small Arms Factory building exterior to WS with workers leaving for the day. GS inside factory following the process of making the 7.62 automatic rifle from furnace to forging processes. VS rifle components undergoing high precision machining operations. Tilt to overhead conveyor system.
Access No. 142316 | 1 min 39 secs | 1960s | Lithgow, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Track along workers on factory floor of Commonwealth Department of Supply with VS of them practising machining operation of surface broaching in manufacture of the 7.62 automatic rifle. CU machinery at work. Tilt to overhead conveyor system carrying parts between production systems. CU operator using lathe for shaping rifle barrels. CUs rifle barrels being checked by workers by eye and being straightened and checked further. GS performance control office with VS workers at desks and looking through filing system. VS female worker sitting in front of machine which uses optical projection for checking machine parts
Access No. 142317 | 3 mins 18 secs | 1960s | Lithgow, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS man looking through microscope and discussing images with another man relating to changes in the microstructure of metals in the manufacture of 7.62 automatic rifles for the Commonwealth Department of Supply. VS man tensile testing to determine ultimate strength of metal sample. CU of needle on machine dial. CUs woman instrument testing handling test tubes and machine parts. VS older man training apprentice toolmakers. VS apprentice hand filing. GS large machine turning out bayonet grips and VS machine stamping and shaping metal into magazines.
Access No. 142318 | 1 min 43 secs | 1960s | Lithgow, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS completion of various parts in the manufacture of the 7.62 automatic rifle for the Commonwealth Department of Supply. VS female workers fitting parts together in assembly section of factory. MS men checking newly manufactured rifles. MS worker test firing rifle. MS Australian soldier firing rifle in bush setting and Ws group of soldiers carrying rifles in field.
Access No. 142319 | 2 mins 4 secs | 1960s | Lithgow, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |