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Beyond the Pack-Ice

Shows the Australian Antarctic research team at work at Mawson Station in the late 1960s.
Year : 1968 | Total Duration : 19 Minutes | Producer : John Martin-Jones
Director : John Shaw |
Australian scientist weighing a husky dog from a portable weigh station, set up on on the ice. Director/ cinematographer John Shaw filming a scientist holding skis. Helicopter on the launch pad of the ship Nella Dan. Helicopter has been fitted with camera equipment.
Icy landscape, pinnacles of ice. Aerial rocky island protruding from ice-covered sea, aerial MS cliff face with snowdrift, tracking aerial mountain with black ground, aerial ice floes and portion of iceberg, aerial ice floes, aerial large pack-ice cliff and peninsular in distance. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133005 | 1 min 1 sec | 1960s | Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
Overhead WS sole seal sliding across expanse of ice, shaky aerial large black seabird (similar to petrel) walking across rugged icefloes. Group of Adelie penguins, some flapping wings. Top shot head of seal sliding to edge of ice, seal plunging into water. MS herd of elephant seals, MCU female elephant seal yawning or calling out, MS herd with one female agitated. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133006 | 45 secs | 1960s | Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial craggy, barren black mountainside and distant mountains with snow, high aerial settlement on barren ground by water's edge. MCU sign ÒWelcome to Mawson - Australia's Winter PlaygroundÓ, pan L- R rectangular buildings of Mawson station, WS man entering metallic box-like building, door shuts, signs on huts ÒWilkinsÓ and ÒShackletonÓ, WS Mawson buildings. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133007 | 48 secs | 1960s | Mawson, Antarctica, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Interior Mawson research hut, track men eating meal at long table, DJ man taking record from sleeve and putting on turntable to play on air, men gathered at bar, man playing solitaire cards and rejecting assistance from friend. CU bearded man, MS writing at table, pan down from painting to man sketching. Hands cutting man's hair, CU hair being cut, falling on floor. MCU cook with striped towel taking bread out of oven, cook turns burnt loaf out on counter. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133008 | 1 min 17 secs | 1960s | Mawson, Antarctica, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS scientist at work with research equipment, man in water pressure tank, CU pink liquid in measuring tube, CU bearded face in tank window, man having physical examination. LS snowmobile to camera across wide expanse of ice, MS snowmobile pulling up at red marker flag, VS two scientists getting out of vehicle and setting up experiment, MCU's faces. WS scientist in yellow skiing across ice, setting up scientific equipment for measuring ice thickness, grinding measuring tool into ice. VS scientist launching yellow weather balloon, good shots balloon against blue sky. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133009 | 2 mins 10 secs | 1960s | Mawson, Antarctica, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
LS aircraft landing on runway on ice, mountains in B/G, MS track nose of US Air Force plane taxiing on ice. Two men walk to camera through dimly lit tunnel, men emerging from exit of station building sunken beneath ice, VS men outside, American flag, reflection in silver meteorological ball. MS naval helicopter in flight turning and flying away from camera towards distant hills, MS officer peering out chopper door, aerial shot settlement on ground, VS two para rescue officers parachuting from helicopter, good shots parachutes against blue sky and parachutists landing. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133010 | 1 min 41 secs | 1960s | Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
WS three scientists in diving gear, VS entering freezing water, WS round ice hole, seal poking nose through icy water, VS divers putting objects found in water onto ice. Good shot POV red ship across bow to rough ocean, small helicopter on deck as ship rolls, men at ship's railing observing mountainous grey seas, CU plane on deck, various POV shots from side of ship to stormy waves, waves breaking over ship's deck. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133011 | 1 min 25 secs | 1960s | Southern Ocean, Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial vast expanse of icefields with large protruding rocks, high aerial isolated tent pitched in on ice terrain, ground MS men emerging from tent, VS men readying to leave campsite, high aerial men walking across desolate expanse of ice. Ground shot man handling husky dog, men weighing dog at scales set up with tripod on ice, CU husky's comical face, tilt up scale dial, scientist writing in notebook. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133012 | 1 min 3 secs | 1960s | Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
Overhead shot red icebreaker cutting through icefloes. Aerial wide expanse of icefloes, 180 degree aerial icebreaker ship ÒNella DanÓ pushing through ice, good MCU bow pushing and cutting through thick ice, good LS ship on horizon with expanse of ice F/G and stormy sky B/G. MS bow of icebreaker through ice, high shot ship's stern as it creates channel in ice, tilt from stern to WS icefloes. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133013 | 1 min 14 secs | 1960s | Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
Interior research room (possibly on ship) VS scientists working at equipment, typing transcript, young man on radio. Pan of stationary snowmobiles, scientist communicating with base on radio, VS men talking on radio, VS men hitching up towline to broken down snowmobile, MCU bulldozer pulling cart and tank. WS pan men at base watching helicopter hovering overhead, aerial base camp. MCU helicopter pilot, helicopter landing on snow and man gets out as greeted by man on ground. Various still photographs news arrivals at station. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133014 | 1 min 51 secs | 1960s | Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
WS track dog team pulling sled across expanse of snow, MS dogs running, sled driver, POV sled over ground, track sled and team as man runs alongside with whip, driver calling out, MS dogs running. Ship moored, rocks and cable in F/G, WS men unloading crates from rubber dinghy, crates on cart driving off with men hanging on at back. VS men working at Antarctic station, digging with spade and pneumatic drill, cutting pipe, bulldozer moving large rocks, loading crates of supplies into large container. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133015 | 1 min 18 secs | 1960s | Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
VS men loading equipment into red snowmobile, men in cold weather gear get into vehicle which drives off across snow away from camera. WS small exploration ship moored, pan across ship's bow as it moves away from mooring, to settlement in B/G, man through window wearing sunglasses, WS ragged ensign blowing. Tracking POV ship to icy rocks, POV stern with canvas covering in F/G. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133016 | 1 min 36 secs | 1960s | Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
POV from bow at angle as ship pitches in huge seas, iced up helicopter on deck, pan across icy deck to rough ocean port side, water on deck, good shot huge grey swell, pan to equipment on deck. POV boat to iceberg in wild seas. VS ship's crew. POV side of ship to huge waves. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133017 | 1 min 7 secs | 1960s | Southern Ocean, Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |