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Preparations for the Pacific Jamboree near Melbourne, attended by 10,500 scouts from the Pacific and Europe.
Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Owen Brothers Animated Films Pty Ltd
Director : David J Bilcock |
A record of the Pan-Pacific Jamboree December 1948 - January 1949. WS Yarra Brae, Wonga Park, Victoria. Horse-drawn plough amongst flowering fruit trees. Road making with tractor clearing land, truck tipping road of blue metal and road grader and spreading tar.
Access No. 42175 | 1 min 19 secs | 1940s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS jeep carrying scouts driving along dirt road through countryside. Man pulling on guy ropes erecting tent, scouts arriving in jeep. MS scout arrivals: coming down ship gangway, scouts alighting from train, and scouts pushing old touring car. World Chief Scout Lord Rowallan down plane steps and MS looking at camera.
Access No. 42176 | 37 secs | 1940s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Scout jamboree gate and open-backed trucks bringing scouts. Scouts piling out of trucks with backpacks and walking down to camp. VS erecting tents, erecting national archways, placing wood carving on tree, building thatched shed, camp motto on dried animal skin. Pan across camp site.
Access No. 42177 | 1 min 4 secs | 1940s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS man beating wake up gong. MS boys waking inside tent. VS young scouts washing in pails and diving into river. Scout leaders pulling still sleeping boy out of tent & tossing him into air in blanket. MS preparing breakfast in billys and grills. Boys running for breakfast as scout beats pan with spoon. CUs scouts eating.
Access No. 42178 | 1 min 29 secs | 1940s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
National decorations, large numbers of visitors walking around camp. Aerial over arena surrounded by bush. MS parade of scouts marching in groups by country carrying flags. Governor General McKell taking salute.
Access No. 42179 | 58 secs | 1940s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU fan made by represented country and Malaysian man weaving ball from rattan cane then Malaysian scouts demonstrate ball game with it. Scouts playing cricket, Malaysian dragon parade and Malay ritual boxing match. CU spectators.
Access No. 42180 | 55 secs | 1940s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS Lord Rowallan presenting Scout Gilt Cross to Fijian scouts. Australians participating in Fijian singing, seated on ground. MS performance of Maori Haka. Filipino stick dance and young Nauru group dancing. CU hands beating drums. VS Pakistanis dancing around drummer.
Access No. 42181 | 1 min 39 secs | 1940s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
GS queuing to use telephone booths and telephonist operating central switchboard. MS scout writing letter. Nurse tending scouts in jamboree hospital and taking the temperature of and feeling pulse of young patient.
Access No. 42182 | 36 secs | 1940s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Christian service with MS of crowd of scouts crossing themselves. CU row of shoes and Muslims praying. CUs faces of scouts of different nationalities talking & exchanging addresses. CU adult scout in shirt covered in badges.
Access No. 42183 | 1 min 20 secs | 1940s | Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |