FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

Title Details

Energy and Water Naturally

Shows how the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme was conceived and constructed to provide water to the dry west and electricity to the cities.
Year : 1995 | Total Duration : 17.5 Minutes | Producer : Penny McDonald
Director : Laura Zusters |
Camera Roll 19,20,21 - Silver train arriving at railway station , passengers alighting and boarding. VS crowded trains. VS of silver trains on tracks, railway structures, overhead power lines, trains coming and going in different directions, train towards camera., train past camera.
Access No. 122949 | 5 mins 1 sec | 1990s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Camera Roll 19,20,21- Sydney traffic and street scenes, buses, taxis, cars stop at traffic lights. Neon signs above shops pedestrians on street, Vietnamese restaurant, CU of amber, red and green arrow traffic light. CU no standing road sign. High angle shot of intersection with traffic turning pedestrians crossing. Tilt down city building to street level. Neon shop signs in Pitt Mall - Soul Pattinson Chemist and Sky Garden. Pedestrians in Pitt Mall. Interior shots Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Dotti shop.
Access No. 122950 | 5 mins 44 secs | 1990s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Camera Roll 19,20,21 - Domestic scene, breakfast at table, Man woman and small child eating from bowl of cereal, orange juice on table, CU of child watching toast pop up from toaster in FG. CU of hand placing CD into player. VS of alarm clock, dial on heater, child playing with toy in front of heater. CU of hand turning tap on and off. CU of microwave and plug in socket. Front loading washing machine.
Access No. 122952 | 6 mins 45 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Camera Roll 19,20,21 - Fruit and vegetable markets, displays of produce, child sitting in shopping trolley, good supermarket scenes, dairy cabinet,meat display, workers stacking shelves,
Access No. 122953 | 4 mins 44 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Camera Roll 19,20,21- Evening shot in blue tones of facade of house with picket fence in suburban street. Woman arrives home from work to house with lights on. Frangipani tree in front yard. CU on picket fence.
Access No. 122954 | 56 secs | 1990s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Compile of Snowy Mountains landscape and uses of electricity all letterboxed - fast travelling aerial over rocky mountainous landscape, aerial over dam wall, pipes, electricity cables, CU on bedside clock, small girl with toaster popping bread, trains, agricultural spraying,
Access No. 126173 | 57 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of snow covered landscape with two men on skidoo or snowmobile against pristine white snow cover and clear blue sky. CU on feet on icy ground sound of ice crunching. Men in snow clothes walking over snow covered hill.
Access No. 126174 | 14 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Int business office. Woman turns on computer monitor, two men in discussion, wearing hard hats with Snowy Mountains dam in B/G. Man talking on two way radio at side of 4WD car
Access No. 126175 | 8 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS of wheat harvester, man on ladder picking fruit from tree, agriculture irrigation,
Access No. 126177 | 6 secs | 1990s | © Department of Agriculture | Colour |
HA interior Snowy Mountains power plant and engineer checking readings from equipment
Access No. 126178 | 5 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pedestrians along city street and traffic stopped at intersection with pedestrians crossing road
Access No. 126180 | 4 secs | 1990s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt up face of Snowy Mountains dam wall to reservoir behind.
Access No. 126181 | 7 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © Thredbo Media | Colour |
Pan across , VS of Snowy Mountains Scheme and aerials of the Great Dividing Range
Access No. 126182 | 15 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © Thredbo Media or Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
Aerial over snow covered landscape against clear blue sky. Computer graphic depiction of the natural cycle of water used as energy source for Snowy Mountains Scheme
Access No. 126183 | 44 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains , NSW, Australia | © Thredbo Media and Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
Snow falling on gum trees, rain falling in forest, CU on leaves with rain drops, rippling water and river in golden light, flock of birds (whistling ducks) take off in flight from water, snow plough in operation, skier in flight over ridge in snow fields, snow boarder and two skiers through gum trees,
Access No. 126184 | 30 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials of snow covered rocky landscape, two ski patrol officers in bright blue snow suits taking samples of snow and weighing them.
Access No. 126185 | 18 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Snow covered gum tree trunks, CU of snow covered rocks, ECU time-lapse of ice crystals melting, good shot of echidna walking across snow covered ground, VS of flowing streams
Access No. 126186 | 16 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU of wattle flowers and other native wildflowers
Access No. 126187 | 4 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials over rushing water in stream and pan of water flowing into catchment. CU of lizard on rock, man talking into two way radio, flowing stream and worker collecting debris from catchment area of flowing stream, aerials over dam and Eucumbene Reservoir. CU on flowing water as in waterfall
Access No. 126188 | 48 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Fast flowing brown water of inland river and outflow from weir in river. Irrigation pipe flowing into river, LS of inland river, CU of woman picking grapes, wearing straw hat, man emptying grapes from bucket
Access No. 126189 | 18 secs | 1990s | © Prime TV - Albury (?) / Agriculture Dept | Colour |
CU of water gushing from bottom of dam wall, water into irrigation trough, WS of crop of grapes with irrigation, CU of green foliage blowing in wind
Access No. 126190 | 17 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority / Dept of Agriculture | Colour |
Pan of fruit and vegetable produce in supermarket
Access No. 126191 | 8 secs | 1990s | © NFSA | Colour |
CU on ears or sheaves of wheat and tilt up to WS of wheat field. Irrigation spraying of crops
Access No. 126192 | 11 secs | 1990s | © Dept of Agriculture | Colour |
Old derelict wheels of cart in rural setting, bones in drought conditions, starving sheep struggling to walk
Access No. 126193 | 6 secs | 1990s | © Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
CU on Report of Water and Soil Conservation Advisory Committee and plans of Snowy Mountains Scheme in graphic representation.
Access No. 126194 | 19 secs | 1990s | © Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
High aerials of Snowy Mountains landscape, lush green rural valleys with stream or river meandering through valley
Access No. 126195 | 7 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © Thedbo Media or Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
WS of river flowing with willow trees (or gum) on the bank, all in golden light
Access No. 126196 | 3 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Quick shot of flowing water and snow covered rock
Access No. 126197 | 3 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Map of Snowy Mountains Scheme
Access No. 126198 | 22 secs | 1990s | © Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
Compile of drought shots - flock of shorn sheep drinking from tank of water on red earth, WS of dry red earth, WS of dry creek bed with small amount of water, heat haze with willy-willy of dust, farmer dragging dead carcass of animal along edge of dam
Access No. 126199 | 22 secs | 1990s | © Prime TV Albury | Colour |
Farmer setting pipes into irrigation canals in paddock of red soil
Access No. 126200 | 2 secs | 1990s | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Low angle WS on water with reeds , frog underwater, dragonfly, pan of still brown water, river or billabong with gum trees on banks
Access No. 126201 | 15 secs | 1990s | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Farmer working with irrigation system, water wheel, irrigation system in orchard on newly planted trees
Access No. 126202 | 9 secs | 1990s | © Dept Agriculture | Colour |
MS of woman selecting parsley from fruit and vegetable display in supermarket, small boy sitting in shopping trolley, man selecting lemons into plastic bag
Access No. 126203 | 7 secs | 1990s | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial track along canal between two banks of red earth, aerial over dam wall, weir, to rows of white pipes carrying water to power station, aerials over transformers, transmission power lines
Access No. 126204 | 50 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU on microwaves, woman pushing a shopping trolley with young baby sitting in trolley.
Access No. 126205 | 2 secs | 1990s | © NFSA | Colour |
Welding car parts, automotive manufacturing plant, assembling a car
Access No. 126206 | 1 sec | 1990s | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
MS of young girls window shopping at Gucci shop, CU on turning on hot water tap, CU on inserting a plug into wall socket, CU on dialling telephone, Vietnamese Noodle restaurant, CU on traffic lights and √íNo Standing√ď road sign, silver train in motion with reflection of passengers waiting on platform on train wall, placing clothes into washing machine, LS of shops signs, LS of interior shopping arcade (Queen Victoria building ?)
Access No. 126207 | 14 secs | 1990s | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival footage of planning of Snowy Mountains Scheme, men drawing maps, three men looking at construction, motorcade of cars at official inspection, people at Snowy Mountains Scheme exhibition, large ship, New Australia, at wharf, migrants walking down gangplank, stockmen crossing river, VS of construction of Scheme, workers camp, shovelling snow, 4WD and road grader bogged in mud, workers learning English, Queen's visit
Access No. 126208 | 2 mins 36 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority | Colour |
WS of yellow field of crop, mountain range in B/G, MS of two people sailing small hobie cat, family walking across grass, man drinking from stream, WS of field of wildflowers, two kookaburras in tree, single wallaby looking at camera, backlit with sunlight
Access No. 126209 | 17 secs | 1990s | © Thredbo Media & NFSA | Colour |
Men in hard hats mixing cement in wheelbarrow at small weir, interior of power station
Access No. 126210 | 21 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU on feet of bushwalkers climbing hill and woman pointing at a location sign
Access No. 126211 | 10 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © Thredbo Media | Colour |
Aerial over fishing boat on lake, aerial over dam wall
Access No. 126212 | 4 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Rowers on Lake Jindabyne
Access No. 126213 | 4 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © Thredbo Media | Colour |
Underground power station, tour mini van down T2 tunnel, tour guide showing tourists and one taking photographs of turbines in interior of power station
Access No. 126214 | 19 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © Thredbo Media | Colour |
MS of wallaby backlit with sun, eating, CU of wombat, Cu of yellow and black corroboree frog
Access No. 126215 | 9 secs | 1990s | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial over golden bush on mountainside, WS of mountain range, travelling aerial over river, aerial over waterfall, POV car bush and trees, aerial over white water pipes and dam
Access No. 126216 | 1 min 4 secs | 1990s | Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Two National Parks and Wildlife Rangers looking at map standing near water pipe, reception desk of Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority and interior of offices, man on telephone, man at computer, men in meeting,
Access No. 126217 | 47 secs | 1990s | Cooma, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of Lake Jindabyne, black birds, travelling aerial over misty mountain range, two engineers approach gates to dam, woman arriving home at dusk to house with white picket fence
Access No. 126218 | 35 secs | 1990s | © NFSA | Colour |
Power transmission lines with Sydney cityscape in B/G at dusk, interior of power station with turbines,
Access No. 126219 | 5 secs | 1990s | Sydney, NSW, Australia & Snowy Mountains | © NFSA | Colour |
Time-lapse sunset, traffic in evening sunset light, WS of town with lights on in dusk sunset evening light, pan across computerised control room, men operating control room, interior Tumut 3 power station, computerised control screens, power generator at night, city lights, multi storey office building lights up floor by floor, compile of electricity in use, aerial over city at night
Access No. 126220 | 1 min 23 secs | 1990s | © NFSA & Energy Australia | Colour |
Sheep in pens on farm, CU of grapes aerial over Snowy Mountain Scheme, small girl playing with jigsaw puzzle, farmer and irrigation system on farm, travelling aerial down river.
Access No. 126221 | 40 secs | 1990s | © NFSA | Colour |