Title Details

Snow Sport in Australia

The Mount Kosciuszko area, the roof of Australia, is the location for this film's scenes of skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing and hiking.
Year : 1947 |
Director : G.A.Gamon |
Two women standing on skis on snow. Pan up eucalyptus tree with snow on branches. High WS village in valley, snowfield in B/G. People in ski class putting on skis, long line of ski students walking along on skis, WS class going down beginners' slope. VS people falling over on skis, MS one lady unable to get back up, people skiing down slope and falling, walking back up (herringbone) slope. Good shot three people herringboning up ski slope with some difficulty, one women falls and slides back down hill. Bloopers.
Access No. 135779 | 1 min 57 secs | 1930s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
One skier towards camera, followed by four people with arms linked skiing in unison. VS four skiers. Line of skiers walking along snow, bush in B/G. Line of skiers walking on skis uphill, instructor walking (herringbone) alongside. Skiers reach top of slope. High shot ski track carved out in snow, dog comes running around bend followed by horse-driven sleigh (troika) and several skiers. Rear shot sleigh, dog and skiers going down slope of track. LS same procession through snowy countryside and over small bridge.
Access No. 135780 | 1 min 15 secs | 1930s | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
WS three people slide down ski slope together, man on toboggan comes down slope to camera. View from behind line of people in snow throwing snow at each other, LS same group walking along woodland path (track) in snow, having fun. View from behind three people struggling as they walk through deep snow towards cabin (hut) at edge of bush. MS hut with people on verandah (dark shot), dissolve to people on verandah (porch) having afternoon tea. Pan of people on snowfield having ski lesson (class). LS class skiing down slope, past camera, some falling along the way.
Access No. 135781 | 1 min 14 secs | 1930s | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
LS five snow skiers in row down slope and past camera. Pan of crowd of skiers standing around. WS skier without stocks makes jump on ski slope, comes to a stop at bottom of run. LS skier over jump, stops in front of camera. Quick shot skier makes small jump. People walking on skis across snowfield, snow falling. Man and woman pointing out direction. VS ski class pupils coming down gentle slope. Group of men approach ski lodges in valley. Good shot cars and small buses (motor vehicles) departing from ski lodge, one man throwing snowballs into car. MS bushscape with snow. The End title.
Access No. 135782 | 1 min 20 secs | 1930s | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |