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Australian Scenes (Compilation)

MCU Looking toward green tropical palm trees with blue sky in BG. Looking into shady glade with stream/creek running under tall stand of leafy trees. CU water running over rocks. Palm trees and foliage waving in wind. CY Deep pink long stem water lily swaying in breeze. Rock formation amongst wetland at Indjuwanydjuwa, Bunitje Land. Water lilies (1978)
Access No. 38664 | 2 mins 36 secs | 1970s | Kakadu, NT | © NFSA | Colour |
Good shot dry cracked red earth of dried out river bed, tilt up to flat horizon. VS Looking up at waterfall as it cascades over rock, pan to show tranquil stream through rocky banks with bushland in BG. Water splashing on camera . Looking down and along river running through rainforest. POV moving through still water in swamp land of Kakadu. Trees and shrubs growing in water.(1978)
Access No. 38673 | 4 mins 4 secs | 1970s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Good shot water dappled fronds of ferns with sunlight gleaming through leaves. Looking down at rippling reflection of pandanus tree in pool. Water splashing and churning over small rocks in river. (1987)
Access No. 38683 | 46 secs | 1980s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Looking down at rainforest with misty cloud. POV Camera moving down tree trunk in rainforest. Various symbiotic or epiphytic plants growing on trunk of tree. Down to shrub cover of floor (1978)
Access No. 38687 | 42 secs | 1970s | © NFSA | Colour |
Across red coloured desert with mounds of sculptured sandy outcrops and a few shrubs. CU sculptured sand dune, pan red / yellow outback desert scene with shrubs. Blue sky (1987).
Access No. 38689 | 45 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
Very good CU head of Goanna / Monitor Lizard in shallow water. Head of crocodile laying in blue water, reeds in foreground. Looking down on head of crocodile as it swims, Looking at crocodile with mouth open. (1987)
Access No. 38691 | 1 min 41 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
White corella cockatoos in tree top, down to WS crocodile's back laying in muddy water.
Access No. 38695 | 28 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
Small waves lapping on shore. Seagulls and ibis walking on water's edge. Crocodile just visible laying off shore. Water birds (egrets or Brolga cranes and ducks) standing in wet lands of Kakadu. Small flock of water birds (ibis) feeding on edge of wet lands of Kakadu. Water birds (egrets or Brolga cranes) in long grass at edge of Kakadu wetlands (1979).
Access No. 38696 | 2 mins 50 secs | 1970s | Kakadu, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Forward travelling aerial over rocky desert landscape. Weather worn rock in Foreground, sand desert in BG. CU rock. Barren landscape, flat horizon (1979).
Access No. 38701 | 1 min 11 secs | 1970s | Mungo, NSW, Australia? | © NFSA | Colour |
Rolling swell of sea or ocean flared out by sunlight. Wave crashes and swirls against flat rocks of headland.
Access No. 38706 | 48 secs | 1970s | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial over dry valley and snow of Antarctica, glacier. Snow and rocky mountains of Antarctica.
Access No. 38708 | 1 min 11 secs | 1980s | Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
Looking down at clear water running over bushland rock with water plants in left of frame (1976).
Access No. 38711 | 10 secs | 1970s | © NFSA | Colour |
Huge white / yellow sun rising above cloud bank in red / orange sky.
Access No. 38712 | 17 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
Looking across dry grassy plain with flat horizon - Nullarbor. Good shot across flat sandy desert area with trees against horizon in distance. Flash of water or mirage in distance, heat haze.
Access No. 38713 | 44 secs | 1970s | Eucla?, SA, Australia, Nullarbor | © NFSA | Colour |
Looking along gorge with water at base, up to rocky outcrop above (possibly Simpson's Gap). CU Dry branches of tree against rippled sand dune zoom out to show branches embedded in sandy hill. Dry tree root system laying on top of sandy hill.
Access No. 38715 | 44 secs | 1970s | NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Down from top of fern frond plants and shrubs below in rainforest. Good shot fern frond with glints of water shimmering in BG. Leaves of tree glistening with water. Lush valley with rainbow over mid frame. People walking in BG. Looking across rainforest trees on valley floor to misty trees in BG. Water droplets on green leaves. Green leaf being carried down stream by rushing water.
Access No. 38719 | 36 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
VS along sea front with houses, and beach with palm trees being blown around by high wind. Believed to be Cyclone Kerry (Mackay) 1978
Access No. 38729 | 40 secs | 1970s | Mackay, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Misty rainy shot of palm trees in BG being tossed by cyclonic winds. Yacht washed up on sandy shore being battered by waves . Believed to be Cyclone Kerry (Mackay) 1978
Access No. 38731 | 51 secs | 1970s | Mackay, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Cyclonic wind driven rain as it lashes suburban tree lined street (Believed to be Cyclone Kerry (Mackay) 1978) Camera follows piece of paper as it is blown down street. Trees being whipped by cyclonic wind and rain. Single car down street. Tree top in wind.
Access No. 38734 | 1 min 24 secs | 1970s | Mackay, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Eerie red yellow sky, dusty looking air in street as trees are blown by cyclonic winds. Cameraman setting up camera on tripod, cyclonic winds blowing through trees in BG. (Believed to be Cyclone Kerry (Mackay) 1978)
Access No. 38741 | 51 secs | 1980s | Mackay, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Looking along dirt road in bush. Flock of emus walking toward camera, they stalk off into bush.(wobbly camera). Single emu in bush. Group pecking at scrub.
Access No. 38746 | 1 min 18 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Swollen flooded river passing eroded bank. Trees in water in BG. Dirt road cut off by flood water. CU part of bank falling into water.
Access No. 38749 | 2 mins 23 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
Willow leaves in front of lens with slow flowing river moving past in BG. Good shot water lit by pale yellow / orange sunset light with silhouetted dead trees in BG.
Access No. 38757 | 1 min 26 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
River water rushing past small weir or dam, pan down stream with swirling water rushing past camera. Water swirling past dead tree branch in water of swollen flooded river. Pan to band with branch of tree fallen into water.
Access No. 38760 | 1 min 1 sec | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
Water with sandy beach, pan to shore.
Access No. 38762 | 35 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Pelicans swimming on water of Kow Swamp. Dead trees standing in water. Golden yellow light of sunset on Kow Swamp with dead trees standing in water. Forward travelling aerial over edge of Kow Swamp with dead trees standing in water.
Access No. 38763 | 2 mins 55 secs | 1980s | Kow Swamp, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Forward travelling aerials over desert landscape. Sculptured , weather worn sand dunes. Landscape with rocks and some small shrubs. Single sparse green tree standing in desert landscape, small amounts of sand blowing past. VS desert with sand blowing in wind, as in sand storm.
Access No. 38766 | 4 mins 32 secs | 1980s | © NFSA | Colour |
Group of skiers backs to camera standing on slope. Looking across snow covered hill tops. Group of skiers on slope. Women in head scarves and patterned jumpers. Skiers on slope in distance. Move down hillside. Over to show snow covered hills with blue sky in BG. Snow covered hills. Blue sky. Skiers across top of ridge, turn and move down virgin snow on slope. Camera follows as they travel to bottom of hillside.
Access No. 38771 | 1 min 18 secs | 1970s | Snowy Mountains, NSW; Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Camera follows stream as it travels through snow covered rocks and snowy banks. Water dripping from icicles of snowy bank hanging over stream. Looking across rocky snowy ground. Stream running through snow covered banks.
Access No. 38779 | 43 secs | 1970s | Snowy Mountains, NSW; Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials parts of the Olgas (Kata Tjuta), Uluru, another rock/monolith, possibly Mount Connor, and town of Alice Springs.
Access No. 38786 | 1 min 27 secs | 1970s | Olgas, Kata Tjuta, NT, Australia | © Restricted Access - Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Road train past camera in outback. Passes by and sparsely tree studded plain in BG. Looking down on utility truck tuning on dirt road. Pull back to show it is at the bottom of a huge open cut mine.
Access No. 38792 | 21 secs | 1970s | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials over river winding through steep gorge - possibly Katherine Gorge.
Access No. 38794 | 24 secs | 1970s | NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial over small unknown coastal town.
Access No. 38795 | 7 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |