Title Details

Richer than Butter

The story of butter concentrate
Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 9 Minutes | Producer : Hugh McInnes
Director : Geoffrey Powell |
WS pan across pastures with horses grazing. Closer pan of cattle grazing. WS of cattle on dairy farm and GS herd crossing road. WS dairy buildings with cows grazing in front of fence in foreground. WS large truck reversing into dairy building. MS men in butter factory opening newly arrived vats of cream. MS man dipping stick into vat and tasting directly from vat. GS man sitting at enormous Toledo scale and MS of him writing weights in ledger.
Access No. 61100 | 1 min 25 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS in butter factory of treatment and preparation of cream for export. CUs cream on production line, being sprayed from pipe, melted butter in vat, neutralising of fats in metal baths by factory workers and VS separation of butter fat by machines. VS of vacreator and MS of man checking temperatures. MS blonde female worker taking sample from separator during processing of tinned butter.
Access No. 139884 | 1 min | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS of man with tattooed arms checking vat in butter factory. CU butterfat in vat being churned. MS and VS of man pouring in oils and softening agents then using a sifter to add milk solids and salt. MS of man screwing lid back onto vat. VS of temperature gauge and man adjusting valve tap.
Access No. 139885 | 1 min 44 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS production line with dairy factory workers sorting tin cans onto conveyor belt and MS woman weighing tins as they are filled with butter. CU butter in cans on conveyor belt past camera, cans being filled by machine then high angle shot over filling machine. VS cans passing through Vacuum Can Seaming and Rimming Machine and CUs emerging lidded and sealed. CUs and commentary on how the machine works.
Access No. 139886 | 1 min 31 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU tilt from conveyor belt to man packing cans of butter into wooden crate and MS of man passing random cans to woman for quality checking. MS female worker passing butter cans to trained chemist working in laboratory with VS of him opening the can, writing into ledger and VS of testing for oxygen content carrying samples in special glass apparatus. CUs chemist conducting experiments.
Access No. 139887 | 1 min 43 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS man packing timber crate with cans of butter and pushing crate along bench. Full shot of crate showing labelling and instruction facing camera and having timber lid hammered into place. MS man dispatching crates with MS of crates passing below camera.
Access No. 139888 | 29 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS pastoral scene with LS to cow grazing in pale grassy field with wire fence in foreground and rolling hills in background. GS herd of dairy cows. WS pan across rural scene with mountain range in background.
Access No. 139889 | 29 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |