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Papua and New Guinea

A general picture of Papua and New Guinea. An introduction to Papua and New Guinea showing the co-operation between the Australian Administration and the people of the Territory.
Year : 1957 | Total Duration : 19.5 Minutes | Producer : Ron Maslyn Williams
Director : Neil Howe |
Opening titles with flag flying, MS New Guinean dancers and drummers. High shot over Canberra and GS of Parliament House with CU to coat of arms and tilt down to people walking up entrance steps to King's Hall. VS inside Hall with students looking at statue of King George V and MS couple looking at primitive sculpture on exhibition. CU and tilt down of Proclamation.
Access No. 138228 | 1 min 54 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS school students inside King's Hall, Parliament House, Canberra looking at exhibitions. MS Papua New Guinean students. MS couple being shown map of Papua New Guinea on the wall with zoom in as landforms, territories and features are described and explained. CU Port Moresby being pointed out on map with fade to air to air shot of aircraft over coastal landscape.
Access No. 138229 | 1 min 46 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of covered boats moored in bay of Port Moresby and GS of native Papuans being driven through street on open back truck. High shot over main street of Port Moresby. WS Papuans walking along streets lined with Australian administrative buildings. MS Papuan traffic policeman in uniform signalling traffic. WS mother waving children off to school in main street. WS exterior of Burns Philp (New Guinea) Limited building.
Access No. 138230 | 45 secs | 1950s | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
High shot over vessels at Papua New Guinean port. High shot over large ocean liner. Tilt looking up to crane lifting cargo in net onto the ship 'Lakatoi' and VS Papuans loading and unloading stores and copra. VS smaller government and privately owned ships bringing goods for import and export with VS Papuans busy loading and unloading sacks of goods. MS European man smoking with Papuan.
Access No. 138231 | 1 min 7 secs | 1950s | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
High shot over Harbour showing Australian administrative centre close to the heart of Port Moresby. VS Australian administrators talking to group of Papuan men and man talking to Papuan nurses gathered outside near sign for Department of Public Health. VS activities outside the Department of Education and MS government administrator talking to Christian missionary sitting in car.
Access No. 138234 | 1 min 3 secs | 1950s | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
High shot over Port Moresby Harbour and tilt to aircraft flying. Aerials over scattered islands POV plane and air to air of aircraft flying over islands. WS islanders watching distant plane and air to air over plane flying over swampland in the Sepik and Fly River Basins. Interior MS of pilot rubbing the back of his neck. Aerial over forested mountain ranges POV plane. High aerial over plane flying through valley.
Access No. 138236 | 1 min | 1950s | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial over rugged mountainside showing pockets of isolated indigenous villages. MS inside cockpit of plane with pilot and co-pilot speaking. WS track over plane flying low over indigenous village and MS elder looking up to sky after plane. VS of tribe carrying bows and arrows pointing up to the sky. Tilt down tall mountain. GS carriers walking in line through forest.
Access No. 138237 | 1 min 12 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
High shots over valleys with isolated indigenous villages. High shot over villagers walking to village centre where mobile medical and infant clinics visit. GS baby crying as nurse administers injection. Tilt up hillside. High shot over large group of villagers seated on grass in front of meeting houses with palm trees and sea in background. VS Government Agricultural Officer sitting in front of the group explaining the value of commercial crops via an interpreter and offering training.
Access No. 138238 | 1 min 36 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
WS coastal village and WS mountain ranges. VS Papuan communities busy excavating and working on large air strip and roads. GS light aircraft in foreground. GS teams of people pulling machinery and high angle pan from workers across to mountains showing recently built roadways over mountains. VS of community building a school with timber, bark and woven grasses. Pan across groups of women on ground weaving mats.
Access No. 138240 | 2 mins 25 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Papuan community building school building. GS of Australian school teacher helping locals with the building. VS Australian District Commissioner and his assistant seated at desk talking to two Papuan native leaders seated on other side. WS pan from villagers walking along street to Clinic van outside hospital. VS Papuan nurse attending to woman's newborn baby. VS men seated in classroom being trained to take care of village aid posts. VS anatomy posters and an injection being demonstrated on a man at front of class. WS class grimacing.
Access No. 138241 | 1 min 40 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Papuan men in classroom undergoing teacher training with instructor standing at blackboard. MS student at blackboard practicing explaining maths problems on blackboard to class. VS Australian instructors taking adult classes including mechanical course and clerks working at desks in classroom. VS several people in village working as a cooperative based around copra with the help of colonial advisors.
Access No. 138242 | 58 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
VS of rice growing project with VS Papuans loading sacks onto truck and using machinery. WS traders arriving on island in longboats and rafts. Pan along waterfront past thatched houses, palm trees and people on beaches POV from water. VS line of men delivering large sacks of produce to boat. Tracks and GS men rowing outriggers. GS groups of children marching and singing as the form into straight line.
Access No. 138243 | -56 mins -43 secs | 1950s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |