Title Details

Wheat in Australia

An account of the wheat industry in Australia.
Year : 1955 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : John Martin Jones
Director : Roslyn Izatt |
CU wheat in field blowing in breeze. CU woman cutting loaf of bread on table. WS track tractor pulling combine in field up to horse and cart laden with bags of seed wheat. VS farmer with son emptying bag of seed into combine harvester. CU hands digging into grain. WS combine sowing seed with farmer and son standing on back. VS group of farmers inspecting soil in paddock. WS flat paddock with grazing sheep. High angle shots of farmer fallowing land. CU to fallowing machine through soil. WS farmer chest deep in wheat field and MS rubbing grains in hands. WS man pointing out wheatbelts on map of Australia on blackboard. GS farmer on tractor drawn disc plough in action. WS pans across ripe wheat fields and LS to harvester.
Access No. 141919 | 3 mins 56 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU illustration of Governor Phillip and cartoons of wheat industry. MS B&W photograph of William Farrer. B&W photograph of Farrer's house and property near Canberra.
Access No. 141920 | 46 secs | 1950s | Australia | © Mitchell Library | B&W |
GS and CUs of farmers cross-pollinating wheat in field. CU farmer checking for rust resistance amongst wheat crop. MS pair of scientists in glasshouse checking wheat samples for rust resistance. ECUs scientists smearing seedlings with rust and VS of testing processes. VS scientist operating sieving machine. MS female scientist testing flour samples. CU graphing apparatus. VS gluten production and experiments in dough stretching machine. VS men in experimental farm wheat field walking amongst crop and examining samples. Tilt to name sign in field. VS farmers attending outdoor field day where the new varieties of wheat are shown to them on a large board. GS farmers gathered around.
Access No. 141921 | 2 mins 53 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Zoom out from tractor pulling cultivation machine followed by group of farmers who gather behind when tractor halts to examine state of soil after fallowing. CU of machinery. WS wheat field with LS to harvester. GS harvester towards and past camera. GS harvester past camera shooting out wheat as it's stripped and CU wheat being threshed. MS farmer driving tractor and VS of him emptying wheat from tractor to bags. GS wheatbags being hoisted and loaded onto trucks. WS trucks outside silos, wheat being loaded from silo to rail truck via chute and CUs wheat coming from chute. CU goods train past camera.
Access No. 141922 | 1 min 56 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |