Title Details

About Horses

The various working horses of Australia
Year : 1950 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes |
Director : Eric Thompson |
WS of four draughthorses pulling plough in field with zoom to the horses' heads with reins and blinkers. GS large team of draughthorses pulling plough followed by two men. Pan along team of horses arranged in straight line pulling open wagon laden with sacks and driver. Horses tethered together in horizontal line pulling farm equipment towards and past camera. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39717 | 40 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
GS group of Australian infantry soldiers on horseback galloping over hill in war. WS and track of large infantry unit galloping on horseback. VS large herd of wild horses galloping across paddock. VS stockmen breaking in horse in yard with closer man being dragged on rope attached to horse. Two men in yard with untrained horse on rope cautiously approaching then patting horse's head. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39718 | 1 min | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Horseman in woollen clothing seated on ground against railing fence. GS stockman riding newly broken in horse watched by older stockman with long white moustache sitting on timber railing fence smoking pipe. VS stockman riding horse in yard cracking whip. High angle shot over herd of horses walking together then GS through gate into yard. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39720 | 51 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Men in hats lined up on timber rails smoking and watching as men tend horses, looking at horses teeth and helping them out of corral. High shot with several horses walking along bush track and WS stockmen on horseback herding cattle. GS stockman cracking whip and high angle shot of cattle through outback plains. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39721 | 43 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Track of stockmen herding sheep in sandy outback and high shot of large milling herd. VS farmer mounting horse and inspecting wire fences and freeing sheep with its head caught in barbed wire. Two white horses pulling carriage past camera and WS man with horse & sulky outside country post office. MS stockman on horseback tucking letter into his shirt. GS two young girls riding together on horse to school. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39723 | 1 min 13 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS circus big top with families arriving passing camera. Three young girls look at horses under tent flap, track of trainer instructing white circus horse to walk on hind legs, WS children watching. White horse doing tricks lying on ground. MS to trainer. GS men playing polo. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39724 | 41 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU race meeting sign. VS jockeys, trainers and people milling around at country race meeting. MS Aboriginal saddler, jockey mounting horse, and bookie (Eric Sims, Charlesville) taking money from punter. GS horses and jockeys through rustic gate. MS Aboriginal jockey and WS start of race with VS racing horses kicking up dust and spectators lined up along timber rail. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39727 | 41 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS horses in show ring at race meeting with crowded stands in background. High shot over milling race crowds and over horse race. VS of women amongst crowds in front of stands. Zoom to horses crossing finish line. GS man training horse and VS of horse being led to stables, horse's head out stable door, man grooming horse's man and pack of horses with foals under tree in open paddock. Track of horses and foals past outbuildings and grazing. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39730 | 1 min 7 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
High shot over steam trains travelling past station platforms. Couple in horse drawn sulky travelling along country road. LS train past sulky. MS team of draughthorses reined together pulling plough with two farmers at rear end. MS large earth moving tractor through soil and MS team of draughthorses pulling heavily laden wagon. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39732 | 44 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
GS motor lorry carrying load past camera. GS man leading draughthorse talking to man with tractor and VS horses in field. MS foal prancing and MS farmer feeding horses. Horse & cart on street followed by double decker bus. GS street cleaner with horse & cart towards camera. VS stockmen mustering cattle over creek. WS stockmen with herd of horses through bush and high shot of river crossing. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 39735 | 1 min 50 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |