Title Details

In Harbour

A film about the people who work and earn a living on Sydney's harbour.
Year : 1953 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Joan Boundy |
Opening titles. Fishermen pulling in nets onto boat. LAS large cargo ship ÒÓStraithairdÓ CU to camera. HAS over harbour and ships moored in port (no landmarks). Ship ÒSierraÓ in port. Quick shots - unloading, indigenous man working at wheel of ship, indigenous man looking out to sea, steam ship out of Sydney Harbour Heads, steam working ship, other small boats.
Access No. 46706 | 1 min 3 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Quick shots- lifting basket of prawns, naval officer looking out to sea, buoy with ÒDangerÓ sign being lifted from water, man on small boat under wharf, young men run and jump onto open craft, harbour cove with boats moored and paddle steamer passing. Silhouette of crane and sun set, bow of ship Catalwa, seagulls, fishing boats, VS fishermen with nets.
Access No. 46708 | 39 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS small fishing boats into dock, men mainly migrants (Italian) working unloading prawns, squid, shark, black cat watching, given small fish. Men mending nets, chatting over boats. Utility truck (ute) into dock, prawns in baskets loaded on back, men sit on side as it drives off. VS fisherman working amongst fishing trawlers
Access No. 46709 | 1 min 57 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pilot on pilot boat ÒGoolabahÓ on telephone. Harbour inspector onto ship, rope untied, boat moves off. Track past ships tied up in port POV water. Ships in harbour with pilot boat moving in foreground. Rubbish being thrown out of porthole, pilot pulls launch to side of ship, man in chef's hat looks out of port hole, inspector talks to him. Men in barge collecting floating rubbish with hand nets
Access No. 46710 | 1 min 58 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Track along jetty pylons POV water, man in barge under wharf treating pylons with iron collars filled with creosote. Sign on jetty ÒWarning These Baths are Under Repair. Persons Using Them Do so at Their Own RiskÓ. Diver into water from boat wearing suit and helmet, submerges. Underwater shot diver fixing net, talking to man on ship through speaker. Climbs onto boat.
Access No. 46712 | 1 min 59 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS buoy being winched onto boat and replaced by another with ÒDangerÓ sign. CU man's hands on rope, men looking over ship's railing. Boss talking to man in small boat at wharf. Ship in harbour, young British men looking out from ship to shore, Harbour Bridge in background. Small craft picks men up from ship and ferries them to shore. Wake behind boat POV boat. Good high aerial shot of harbour in late afternoon sun.
Access No. 46714 | 2 mins 46 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |