FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

Title Details

Steelworker, The

Port Kembla steelworks - the men, their work, families and lives.
Year : 1956 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Maslyn Williams
Director : Hugh McInnes |
Clouds of white smoke rising from factory chimney. Titles. VS men working in steelworks. Silhouette against glare, smoke and sparks, atmospheric. Three men walk carrying fuel on shovels and stoke furnace. VS heavy machinery and driver. VS men working at furnace of steel milldrawing out long white-hot rod from furnace. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 62737 | 2 mins 18 secs | 1950s | Port Kembla, NSW | © NFSA | B&W |
Steelworker walking amidst spray of sparks. Man in silhouette shovelling at steelworks. VS huge buckets moved along. Track of large crane carrying block of white-hot steel and placing onto conveyor belt. Control room, and men operating machinery (√írollers√ď) with levers. WS Crane moving along gantry outside steelworks. Continuous stream of white hot coke breaking off and falling into large container. Small train pulling large container past camera, molten steel. Men releasing load from bucket. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 123020 | 2 mins 2 secs | 1950s | Port Kembla, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
High angle view over steelworks exterior with smoke belching from chimneys.CUs clock faces intercut with scenes around steelworks. Steam from pipe / whistle signalling shift change. VS men leaving factory. CU's bundy cards being punched. Good shots of men leaving on bicycles, buses, trains and on foot. Pan from deserted dairy farm to steel works on horizon and rows of houses leading down to steelworks. VS hostel accommodation with VS family life. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 123022 | 1 min 32 secs | 1950s | Port Kembla, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Street sign Port Kimball, North Wollongong, Sydney, Bulli. Wollongong street scenes, traffic, pedestrians, busy streets. Woman holding baby inside shop looking at refrigerators. People coming out of building. CU sign in shop window for Celebrity Concert. Steelworks brass band playing with men in work clothes. Man attending orchids in greenhouse. Man weeding flower bed. Man with pigeons in backyard aviary, and cigarette hanging from his mouth. Annual steelworkers Picnic Day with families on playground equipment and picnicking in groups. Crowd watching Punch & Judy puppet show. Men holding union meeting in steel works office. Hall with female pianist, lounge, people dancing, sitting at tables. Man walking down country road exercising greyhounds past steelworks. Men past racks of bundy cards at steel works. Group of workers walking towards steel works with smoking chimneys. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 123023 | 3 mins 8 secs | 1950s | Port Kembla, Wollongong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |