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Mountain Spring - the Flinders Range

The Flinders Range, South Australia in spring time.
Year : 1956 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : R Maslyn Williams
Director : Shan Benson |
MS craggy hilltop. Zoom out to line of craggy hills. WS rocks and vertical boulders. Pan from sloping rock faces to broken red rocks of the Flinders Ranges. WS pier at Spencers Gulf and VS of iron ore wharf of Whyalla. VS shipbuilding platform and iron ore mine. Pans over smelting works at Port Pirie showing buildings and coal trucks. WS cars and locomotive down main street of Port Pirie.
Access No. 58334 | 1 min 40 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan across Port Augusta with Flinders Ranges in background and fields in foreground. High shot over Power House. Tilt up from raw coal to open cut mine at Leigh Creek. VS mechanical scoop lifting out coal from mine. Pan across hill like mounds of overburden removed for the coal beneath. GS trucks carrying coal past camera.
Access No. 58341 | 54 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt up from rocks to Flinders Ranges with valley in mid ground. GS steam train along mountain landscape. Pan across Flinders Ranges following line of the railroad winding across jagged ridges with GS long goods train winding past mountain away from camera.
Access No. 136531 | 30 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt up from rocks in stream to hillsides and WS stream over stoney creek bed in Parachilna Gorge with mountain in background. Pan across water in front of mountains to white wall of Aroona Dam near Leigh Creek. WS and GS of workers concreting path and mining activities. WS steam train hauling long goods cars along plains past Flinders Ranges.
Access No. 136532 | 52 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS kangaroos bounding away from camera through red plains of wild hops. Tilt up to sulphur-crested cockatoos taking flight from tree tops and WS galahs feeding on ground. GS mob of mules in field around Parachilna-Beltana looking curiously towards camera. GS locomotive hauling long goods cars along plains around Puttapa away from camera. VS machines and graders working on new railway lines south of Copley. WS line of pylons.
Access No. 136533 | 47 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
LS to people standing on railway track elevated on pylons. MS goods wagon past camera approaching change over point on track. VS process of coupling flat-top trucks on standard gauge tracks with narrow gauge train on top enabling narrow gauge trucks to travel over standard tracks. LS to train through countryside with Flinders Ranges in distance.
Access No. 136534 | 43 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS horses galloping over red soil and WS of homesteads in countryside. WS pan from distant car travelling along dirt road to slopes covered in green native grasses and purple Patterson's Curse. CU flowers of Patterson's Curse (also known as Salvation Jane). Tilt up from flowers to homestead. WS stock grazing and pan across green valley with ranges beyond.
Access No. 136535 | 42 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS boy on horse past camera and WS cattle muster with Flinders Ranges in distance. WS linesmen at work on the north-south telegraph. WS mailman driving orange truck across creek and WS to stoney creek winding through trees. WS car and caravans gathered in grassy area with high angle shot over woman hanging out washing on tree branch.
Access No. 136536 | 39 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS drovers moving large flock of sheep across Flinders Ranges and WS sheep in pens at auctions. VS auctioneer and men dressed in suits, ties and hats. CUs sheep in pen. WS dusty wide main street in township of Hawker. Pan across Flinders landscape with town in middleground and mountains beyond. VS Flinders Ranges showing vegetation and red earth.
Access No. 136537 | 1 min 19 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU Sturt's Desert Pea plants between Chambers Gorge and Wirrealpa and tilt from ground vegetation up to top of green mountain. WS green treeless hill and pan across green and orange plains with green mountains behind of the Flinders Ranges. WS of ranges with car along dirt road in foreground and mountains in distance.
Access No. 136538 | 53 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |