Title Details

Mineral Wealth (1963)

A survey of mineral wealth in Australia today.
Year : 1963 | Total Duration : 19 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Douglas White |
Titles. MS of red double decker bus and single decker bus in background. Men alighting and walking to workplace carrying Gladstone bags. LS of foundry or steelworks and rear view of group of men walking to work. CU on handles being switched on and CU on molten lead pouring, piece of molten metal being carried by mechanical handle. Molten ingots in production line. MS of two men in production, CU of lathe cutting metal with sparks flying. Women working on production line for anodised aluminum teapots and aluminium saucepans.
Access No. 132958 | 1 min 33 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS production line and manufacturing of motor cars . CU and fullscreen of steel filings flashing across camera. FS of a pile of nails. WS of crane moving lengths of steel and man in hardhat riding steel girder on crane on construction site. Low angle shot of construction. WS of cargo ship at wharf being loaded with goods. CU of boxes leaded onto ship along with sections of steel. CU of coal being loaded onto boat. Pan across barrels of rutile. Pan along hull of Mirrabook container ship and VS of it be loaded using net baskets on cranes.
Access No. 132959 | 1 min 25 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of drover with herd of cattle, WS of small town on edge of lake with flock of sheep grazing in foreground. Scientist taking recordings from the ground. Pan across flat land with distant river or lake. CU on timber stake in mineral deposit site. VS of drilling for minerals and LS of explosion in open cut mine.
Access No. 132960 | 1 min 8 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Small girl running in park in centre of small country town. Pan from water feature statue to group siting near well in park, good LS of busy main street in country town, MS on a tray of glasses filled with beer from a beer bottle. WS of outdoor beer garden on edge of lake. VS of country towns and main streets. Map of Australia showing main mining centres and the locations.
Access No. 132961 | 1 min 14 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High aerial over mining town, Broken Hill, showing mines. MS of miners arriving to mines wearing hardhats and going down mine in elevator. Underground shots of mining activities. Coal on conveyor belt and unloading from truck. Rail carriage full of lead concentrates from Broken Hill are railed to Port Pirie in South Australia for export. Good CU of molten lead. VS on wharf of shipping metal to overseas market . Pan of Risdon foundry in Tasmania and processes in refining lead. VS of Copper Creek refinery in NSW. Aerial over Mt Isa copper mine and VS of processes.
Access No. 132962 | 3 mins 9 secs | 1960s | Broken Hill, Copper Creek , NSW & Risdon, Tas, & Mt. Isa, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan along Mount Lyell mine and refinery on Tasmania's west coast. Copper mining processes in Cobar, NSW. WS of refinery with white smoke belching from two chimneys. Pan to mountain of mined mineral deposits. Low angle LS of refinery with black smoke from two chimneys. Coal along a conveyor belt and VS of coal refining processes and trucks of black coal leaving mine.
Access No. 132963 | 1 min 16 secs | 1960s | Mt. Lyell, Tas & Cobar, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Mining brown coal at open cut mine at Latrobe Valley in Victoria. Loading train carriages with brown coal. WS of refinery chimneys and good shot of steel silo style industrial buildings in refinery. Pan of Gladstone coal mine in Queensland. Conveyor filling cargo ship with coal. CU of open cut mine sections, pan to earth moving equipment. CU of scoop lifting coal and transporting it to truck. CU of bulldozer operator wearing hardhat.
Access No. 132964 | 1 min 23 secs | 1960s | Latrobe valley, Vic & Gladstone, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS of geologist with surveying equipment, theodolite. LS of jeep in bush, two men looking at map on the bonnet of the jeep. CU on tracing the rail line across the map, LS of a coal carrying goods train. Map of Australia showing locations of iron ore discoveries. Pan of iron ore open cut mine in Yampi Sound Western Australia. CU on scoop bucket lifting ore deposits from ground. Trucks transporting ore and conveyor belt loading cargo ship at wharf.
Access No. 132965 | 1 min 30 secs | 1960s | Yampi Sound, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of seagulls in flight over ocean and red rocky cliffs. CU on molten metal pouring into steaming vat. Large claw moving blocks of molten steel. VS of cranes moving large steel structures. MS of Holden station wagon arriving at uranium plant at Mary Kathleen. CU on black drums of uranium ore concentrate. Pan along roof with Mary Kathleen Uranium sign painted on roof. CWA plane in take off. Aerial over bauxite deposits, township and coastline of Weipa, Queensland showing top soil and band of white bauxite. VS of earth moving equipment mining bauxite.
Access No. 132966 | 1 min 42 secs | 1960s | Mary Kathleen & Weipa, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Loading mined bauxite into trucks from a loader and LS of cargo ship at sea port of Weipa, Queensland. Pan along conveyor belt. CU of bauxite pouring from chute. Aerial over Bell Bay aluminium refining plant in Tasmania. VS of processes of refining, powders pouring from chutes, large rollers turning, molten metal, bubbling metal ingots, tumbling cylinders, brown bags of zircon and rutile. WS minerals being conveyed into furnace, molten metal, sparks flying
Access No. 132967 | 1 min 54 secs | 1960s | Bell Bay, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Women in production line working on electronic boards, automotive production line and manufacturing. Man riding steel girder being moved by a crane. Minerals pouring from chute on cargo ship and crew man directing crane driver. Loading palates of bags of ore on ship.
Access No. 132968 | 35 secs | 1960s | © NFSA | Colour |
Men boarding light plane on outback airstrip with jeep in foreground. Yellow four wheel drive vehicle in bush with scientist looking for new sources of raw materials. CU on drilling rig. MS of man in hardhat with dirt covered face operating drill. Good WS of men leaving refinery. WS of wharves with tugboat in foreground. Wharf labourer releasing rope from wharf. WS of Sydney Harbour with Sydney Harbour Bridge in background and cargo ship in foreground. Cargo ship under bridge, city skyline and grey sky in background.
Access No. 132969 | 56 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |