Title Details

Australian Butter

How butter is produced in Australia.
Year : 1933 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes |
WS pan across rural pastures. GS cattle grazing on long grass and MS herd of dairy cattle walking past camera. GS dark-faced cattle in pasture in front of typical Australian weatherboard homestead. GS young women hand milking cows in milking shed. Man tethering cow's leg and CU to electric milking machine on udders. MS separating machine. CU pair of calves eating from bucket with heads through timber fence with CU one poddy tugging on the other's ear.
Access No. 39595 | 3 mins 35 secs | 1930s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
GS men loading steel containers of cream onto horse-drawn cart and delivering them to pickup point where they are collected by men who load them onto lorry. WS truck arriving at butter factory with several others from fleet. Factory interiors with VS loading dock, men weighing and sample-taking cream with GS worker marking each cup in which cream is poured. VS men performing tests on cream samples. CU glass bottles with liquids changing colour. VS men in white overalls processing cream and sterilising steel containers. VS factory scenes showing pasteurisation, cooling and stirring with CUs of large coil agitators.
Access No. 39597 | 3 mins 36 secs | 1930s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
High angle WS over butter factory floor with giant churns making butter. GS man adding trays of salt to butter in electric churn and MS man with paddle dislodging butter from sides of churn with paddle. GS three men removing butter from churn. WS man steam cleaning floor. High angle shot of packing room with men processing slabs of butter by hand into boxes on production line. GS boxes of butter being loaded into trucks. VS several inspectors in white coats inspecting and grading butter in cold storage room. MS inspector smelling and tasting butter. MS samples being tested. GS man stamping Norco boxes with Kangaroo brand. CU stamp and Norco insignia. Boxes of butter being loaded onto pallet on wharf and hoisted onto ship for Britain.
Access No. 54526 | 3 mins 29 secs | 1930s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |