Title Details

Coral Island, A

Tourists fly to the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.
Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 5.5 Minutes |
CU of map of Australia focusing on Queensland with pointer running down the coast of the map. ECU to pointer running across Rockhampton marked on map to Heron Island. GS track across fleet of Catalina flying boats on shore and WS of seaplane on water. MS female flight attendant in white uniform and cap welcoming passengers onto seaplane. VS passengers walking down wharf and being helped into plane. Note 1940s fashions.
Access No. 140753 | 1 min 6 secs | 1940s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU on plane's propeller rotating and air to air shot of plane flying over Brisbane city. Interior MS of pilot in cockpit with steering wheel and controls visible. Aerial tracks over coral reef islands and coastline. MS of co-pilot talking to young woman in plane cockpit. MS passengers looking out of plane window with man pointing over woman's shoulder to view. WS seaplane flying low over lagoon and WS track over water as plane comes in to land on water.
Access No. 140754 | 52 secs | 1940s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS women carrying suitcases across sand on arrival. MS women entering hut lodging and VS women approaching Islander woman and drinking from coconut shell. GS couples lying on sand around radio and looking at book. WS of reef with two women running across sand to man under umbrella. WS women reef walking with shipwreck in background and a woman viewing coral through box scope. MS couple holding and examining giant shell and stem of branch coral. Tilt down from woman standing on plate corals pointing into shallow reef ponds with CUs exotic fish swimming in pools.
Access No. 140755 | 1 min 14 secs | 1940s | Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
GS group of tourists gathered around viewing box on glass bottomed boat and CU fish swimming amongst corals. WS people standing on beach watching approaching boat with LS to hills rising from islands opposite. GS couples sitting on beach in swimsuits. WS couple aquaplaning behind boat shot POV back of boat. MS couple standing on yacht holding onto mast ropes looking out to mountainous islands. WS turtle spearer standing on bow of rowboat and flinging himself with spear into water.
Access No. 140756 | 57 secs | 1940s | Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
GS pair dragging large turtle into rowboat. CU man showing turtle's head in rowboat to camera. CU man digging for turtle eggs in sand. GS showing handful of eggs to woman squatting by his side. MS female tourist riding a giant turtle holding on to reins. CU turtle with reins strapped across front legs. Female tourists presented with garlands before departing with crowd of tourists on small boat. Tilt to plane flying over. WS women waving to departing boat from beach. WS couple in swimsuits walking towards water as sun sets.
Access No. 140757 | 1 min 30 secs | 1940s | Heron Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |