Title Details

South West Corner

The way in which people of the south west corner of Western Australia live, work and relax.
Episode : 5 | Year : 1961 | Total Duration : 14.5 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Dennis Hill |
WS map of Australia with the south-west corner of WS circled. WS Cape Leeuwin jutting into sea with distant lighthouse. Closer shots of lighthouse and nearby buildings. VS person walking towards lighthouse and inscription over door of lighthouse. WS of lighthouse with ocean in background.
Access No. 133472 | 50 secs | 1960s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Man on Cape Leeuwin lighthouse looking out to sea through telescope. St Alouarn Island framed in circle of telescopic view. WS to Seal Island. VS man cleaning giant glass lens and machinery in lighthouse. Tilt from lighthouse to transmission tower. Tilt down shaft of tower from the top.
Access No. 133506 | 1 min 14 secs | 1960s | Cape Leeuwin, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Green & white bus travelling towards and past camera on Bussell Highway. Track following car towing caravan rounding corner. VS coastal road and VS people on beaches and bathing. Three small boys crawling into water and VS families on shoreline, and in playground. GS toddler in pram by water with mother nearby smoking. CU of the tree boys eating slices of watermelon.
Access No. 133507 | 1 min 7 secs | 1960s | Augusta, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU man steering outboard engine on boat and WS boat on Blackwood River with CU to wake next to boat. Track of black swans taking flight from river. GS heron taking flight from treetop. CUs dolphins swimming in river. VS fishing boats and aerial anglers fishing from flying fox attached to cables suspended over river at Flinders Bay.
Access No. 133508 | 1 min 17 secs | 1960s | Augusta, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS man placing meat on timber beam to attract local birds and calls out to them. VS kookaburras approaching bird stand and taking food. Open top sports car driving along dirt road in forest past sign to Hamlin Bay. VS people exploring Hamlin Bay, walking along dilapidated pier. VS two young women looking at disused waterwheel at Cape Leeuwin with one taking a photograph of the other drinking spring water from the wheel.
Access No. 133509 | 2 mins 25 secs | 1960s | Deepdene, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS pioneer memorial and CU plaque at Augusta and VS old homestead of the Bussell family. CU to lilies on property and CU of bees in flower. Tilt down tall trees to beef cattle resting in their shade. CUs brown & white bull. VS land clearing of bush by bulldozer. VS excavation, loading and dispatch of sponge iron ore at Scott River. CU scoop emptying iron into back of truck.
Access No. 133510 | 2 mins | 1960s | Deepdene, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU road sign for Caves Road. Tilt from road to limestone cave. GS tourists viewing times and inspection sign for caves. CU sign for Augusta Jewel Cave. Tilt down to people entering underground cavern led by guide who provides commentary. VS stalactites. ECUs of formations and CUs of formations known as cauliflower coral.
Access No. 133511 | 2 mins 21 secs | 1960s | Augusta, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of lake inside Augusta Jewel Cave. VS guide showing tourists stalactites and formations including ÔColoured Shawl' shown backlit by light, ÔOrgan Pipes'. Tilt down to remains of a brush tailed possum sealed in limestone. CU encrusted skull and jaws of Tasmanian Tiger held by guide. Guide spotlighting formations on limestone cave roof.
Access No. 133512 | 2 mins 29 secs | 1960s | Augusta, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of sun setting over sea seen from Cape Leeuwin lighthouse. CU beacon and lens coming into action and LS lighthouse in orange sunset.
Access No. 133513 | 33 secs | 1960s | Cape Leeuwin, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |