Title Details

Apples for Export

The export of Australian apples to overseas markets
Year : 1952 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : John Martin Jones
Various WS of orchards and pasture land. High angle WS pan across apple orchard. Tilted pan to apples lining boughs of trees and CU to red apples clustered on branch. CUs of hands of fruit pickers harvesting red apples from trees. GS two men steering shire horses pulling wagon of apples through orchard towards camera. VS apples being loaded into timber boxes. WS pickers up ladders in orchard and VS fruit pickers harvesting from trees into sacks on their chests. MS picker emptying sack of apples into timber box.
Access No. 146986 | 1 min 57 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS of fruit pickers taking break with woman pouring tea from billy into cups and MS of worker eating and drinking. High angle WS of tractor being driven through orchard pulling tray which is loaded with crates of apples from the workers as it passes. GS of crates as they pass under camera. GS workers loading crates of apples onto horse-pulled cart and WS of draught horse pulling cart and workers past camera through orchard. WS large red truck leaving farm loaded up with crates of apples then driving down street arriving at fruit co-operative. GS driver unloading crates onto conveyor belt.
Access No. 146987 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS apples being manually culled as they travel along conveyor belt in fruit co-operative then after grading travelling down chute into bins from where they are wrapped in soft paper and packed into boxes. WS of row of female packers at work then MS to them packing wrapped apples. VS of boxes being sealed and secured by men nailing down lids. CUs of boxes being tied and stencilled.
Access No. 146989 | 1 min 34 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS convoy of trucks down street and zoom in to man standing outside passenger side of cab of one truck as it proceeds down street. GS trucks arriving at Princes Wharf No. 2 shed. VS men pulling crates on trays. VS dockside inspectors checking wrapped apples from crate. MS and CUs of apples being dissected and studied in research laboratory. VS female laboratory technician testing apples' rate of respiration in machinery. GS pallet of apple crates being hoisted by crane onto ship. GS of crane driver and MS of wharf worker directing. WS ship docked at wharf.
Access No. 146990 | 2 mins 44 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Orchardists post-harvest steering horse-drawn cart and VS of them spraying trees, pruning branches and VS of them doing grafts. WS of countryside. VS of orchardists tilling earth and WS of trees with spring blossoms.
Access No. 146991 | 1 min 33 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |