Title Details

Heart of New Guinea

Looks at New Guinea during the Second World War.
Year : 1942 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes |
Australian troops in outposts far from the Moresby base must be regularly supplied. VS of small supply vessel at sea POV from second boat. Aerial of boat at sea and shots of Papuans and Australian soldiers steering boat. LA shot of Papuans in boat with Australian flag flying. Unpacking supplies from small cargo ship, drums over side of boat and rolled along beach by young native children. Native Papuans paddling canoe of supplies up river. Outboard motor canoe, CU of Papuan man paddling. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126254 | 1 min 19 secs | 1940s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Night shot of jungle camp , Papuan children sitting around camp fire, family group, mother with young baby swinging in an onion bag hammock, pan of villagers standing in front of thatched huts, VS of Papuan people, unloading supplies from canoe on river, Doctor Vic Hilton attending to Australian troops medical problems. . Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126255 | 1 min 6 secs | 1940s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Good shots of overland jungle trek of Papuan New Guinea natives carrying supplies to outpost in WWII, across gorges on rope bridges, across rivers, carrying Damian Parer's camera gear, two Australian soldiers at a communications post and carrying mail from Sydney, drinking sap from a tree, Australian troops in New Guinea reading mail from home, New Guinea village of thatched huts, WS of single line of natives trekking across the hills. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126258 | 2 mins 8 secs | 1940s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Newsreel title: The War in Australia. Moresby Takes It. Patrol boats and warships in waters of Port Moresby, air raid, communications on ground, soldiers in trenches shooting at planes, bombing in water, bombs falling, transport ship on fire, bombed.
Access No. 126260 | 1 min 41 secs | 1940s | Port Moresby | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |