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Picturesque Tasmania

A driving tour of Tasmania, showing a number of towns from Hobart along the western, northern and eastern coasts.
Year : 1933 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : G.A. Gamon
Car travelling down country road, mountain behind. Panoramic view of Hobart from Mt Wellington. Spectators watching regatta and yachts on the Derwent River. Women sitting on fence admiring river in Derwent Valley, VS scenics. VS in trout hatchery. High shot over New Norfolk, people hand picking hops. WS apple orchard, CU apples clustered on branch. Tourists entering Russell Falls. Very good WS waterfalls seen through tree ferns, tourists watching from base. Cars arriving in historic town of Ouse then through countryside towards Lake St Clair. Couple in rowboat on Lake St Clair, tourists stopping at King William Saddle. Man leaning out of car waving to camera around corner of Hell's Gate. Women enjoying scenery at Surprise Valley. Car along winding road to memorial cairn to the West Coast Road builders. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 41938 | 4 mins 13 secs | 1930s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Artists working plein air in mountain landscape.WS Mt Lyell copper mine. Good shots steam ore trains towards camera. High shot over Queenstown and surrounding hills. Steam train towards camera through mountain cut. High shot over Burnie on Bass Strait coast and breakwater. Men felling large tree in forest. WS town of Devonport on the Mersey. VS on Meander River running through Deloraine, angler standing in boat and catching trout. Launceston. High shot over Launceston and shots over Cataract Gorge bridge and VS Tamar River. VS houses and vegetation on mountainside. Man playing golf in plus fours, golf course. VS Bass Straight steamer leaving Launceston and along Tamar River, people waving from banks. WS bare trees through Scottsdale and past tin mine at Derby. Good shots car along road past fern glades and rainforest.
Access No. 41946 | 4 mins 16 secs | 1930s | North Coast,Burnie, Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Curved wooden bridge over Georges River and car driving past St Helens Hotel. WS pelicans silhouetted on lake. VS coastal views, car travelling along coastal road. Fishermen in rowboat pulling crayfish from cray trap, then loading them into wooden cart. VS cooked crayfish being packed in crates for export. Pan across bay at Eaglehawk Neck. VS two men walking along the tessellated pavement rock formation on the peninsular. Views of other formations: Devil's Kitchen and the blow hole. High WS over Port Arthur, tourists visiting ruins. View to Isle of the Dead. Steamships docked at Hobart wharf, crowds at passenger liner. High shot of passenger liner from Mount Nelson as it sails up Derwent river. Yachts at sea, men tuna fishing with rods and tossing catch on deck. MS people looking out from boat with seagulls following.
Access No. 41952 | 2 mins 29 secs | 1930s | East Coast, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |