Title Details

Australia's Northwest

The north west has been transformed by the Ord River Irrigation scheme and iron ore mining.
Year : 1972 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Donald Crombie
Director : Oliver Howes |
Good aerials over coast of north-western Western Australia, waterfalls and waterways of Kimberley region and GS of vegetation and gorges. WS wetlands and billabongs, zoom to waterlilies and LS kangaroos. VS cattle muster, MS stockman on horseback amongst cattle smoking. Tilts to helicopter over camera and POV shots over cattle muster, shadow along ground. Cattle being led loaded into road train and road train travelling through grassy outback, dusty roads, crossing rivers. WS trees in flooded river, aerial view. Aerial over coastal river inlet, travelling shots along coast from plane and low aerials past rivers. Aerial over Kununurra (plane shadow on ground) and over dam on Ord River. Aerial over farmland and land to be used for Ord River Scheme. VS irrigation canals, dam mechanisms and agricultural land
Access No. 148241 | 4 mins 48 secs | 1970s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS cattle being fed from troughs by mechanical feeder, VS being weighed. VS crop spraying plane over field and worker waving red umbrella. VS cotton crop, CU cotton and flower. VS rocky mountainous Pilbara country and high shot over mine buildings. GS crane and crane driver, construction workers with iron girders and miners in truck. CU man in terry towelling hat, VS miners in canteen. GS builders house building, long-haired builder. Housing over new housing developments and GS shopping centre and schoolchildren. VS golfers. WS dusty mine, zoom out from excavator to open-cut mine. VS cranes, scoops, machinery in open-cut mine. VS huge mining tip-trucks. High angle pans over mines. VS Hammersley iron mine train, ore in trucks, railway cuttings. VS from train. VS huge dredge, zoom out from miner to machinery emphasising size difference. Ship in port, MS captain, aerial over port town.
Access No. 148489 | 5 mins 35 secs | 1970s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |