Title Details

From Orchard to Can

Year : 1949 |
WS man waiting on platform as steam train approaches. MS of orchardist, George Shepherd smoking as narrator tells his back story. GS train arriving at platform and young man Fred sponsored by Shepherd steps from train with his luggage. The two men shake hands and walk to Shepherd's car. GS and aerial view of them driving through rural countryside. GS driving past water channels and orchards from car before arriving at neighbour's orchard. GS of the three men in suits talking at gate and VS of orchard and the planting of saplings in the earth. Pan across dam, irrigation channel and orchard with GS government horticulturalist giving advice on growing techniques. Commentary given by the two characters.
Access No. 141427 | 3 mins 2 secs | 1940s | Goulburn Valley, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan from electrical transformer along power lines to telegraph pole. GS two men departing neighbouring orchardist's property by car and WS arriving at large white weatherboard home. GS orchardist George Shepherd introducing sponsored worker Fred to his wife and daughter on verandah. VS of the two men pruning in orchard, chopping timbers, saddling horse and driving tractor. WS Fred walking from newly dug trench with spade over his shoulder.
Access No. 141433 | 1 min 36 secs | 1940s | Goulburn Valley, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS car driving along orchard dirt road. High angle shot of car driving along main street in Shepparton and angle parking. New orchardist, Fred and orchardist's daughter emerge from car and greet four Shepparton identities including orchardists, Town Clerk and secretary from local cannery. VS of couple on main street with VS of local buildings including Lyric Theatre and State Electricity Commission building with horse and cart passing. WS children emerging from school and GS of cannery. GS man moving ladders on wheels in orchard and VS people fruit picking. WS horse pulling tray of produce.
Access No. 141434 | 2 mins | 1940s | Shepparton, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS pineapple harvesting in Queensland and men carrying baskets of pineapples on shoulders. GS of man falling over from weight of pineapples. CU picker smoking pipe and smiling companion. GS children and pet dog having ride in pineapple cart pulled by horse and pushed by farmer. VS farmer cutting tops off pineapples and VS loading truck with crates of pineapples. CU pan over open crates. VS boxes of fruit from various states being loaded onto carts. CU woman placing pears onto machine and VS mechanised canning process. CU gloved hands placing peeled pears onto conveyor belt and manual filling of cans. ECU coring process.
Access No. 141435 | 2 mins 18 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Track across fruit pickers on ladders in orchard and GS men packing pineapples on plantation. Tilt to blackboard in cannery. GS of S.P.C Shepparton sign on wall. Quick shot of Ardmona building. GS men spraying fruit trees. MS orchardist George Shepherd and view up road. VS men on ladders pruning fruit trees. GS young couple linking arms at wire fence of orchard.
Access No. 141436 | 1 min 12 secs | 1940s | Shepparton, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |