Title Details

Wide West, The

Life in Western Australia.
Year : 1955 | Total Duration : 30 Minutes | Producer : E.J. Brereton
Director : Jennie Blackwood |
Graphic map of Western Australia showing location of various industries. Pan of country landscape and goods train past camera. High pan across sea to Perth. VS city streets, policeman on point duty directing traffic, buses. VS women in university grounds, multicultural students. POV from car window to Fremantle harbour, statue of founder CY O'Connor, VS ships in harbour. High angle WS pan of King Georges Sound and VS port town of Albany. GS ÒDog RockÓ. Children with timber fishing boat in Geraldton, port activity, sheep being loaded onto ship, men repairing boat engine. GS crayfish boats returning to port, lobster processing and sorting. WS open sea, pan of waves rolling towards rock ledge. Pan Xanthorrhea trees (grasstrees) with spears, flowers and native flora. WS cleared land with LS to smouldering wood piles, VS land clearing, man walking behind horse-drawn plough. VS rural life, train through yellow fields, windmill and water tank.
Access No. 41191 | 5 mins 54 secs | 1950s | Perth, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
,horse and cart through country town, statue of Patrick Hannan, first discoverer of gold in Kalgoorlie, old men sitting on seats in shade, POV car along country road and water pipeVS Kalgoorlie , Young & Jackson's Hotel, old gold diggings, pan across houses of town and old gold diggings, various shots of men outside gold mine entrance then some into lift, men in hard hats, men into lifts down mines, top fly wheel of lift machinery, large heaps of mud left after gold extraction. Pan across Hamersley Range, rock formation in Whittenoom Gorge, asbestos mining good images, man drilling earth, Oil drilling, Learmonth Base Camp, Westralian Petroleum Ltd, Post Office, drill head, drill with men working, checking core samples, Kwinana oil refinery
Access No. 41196 | 41 secs | 1950s | Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Logging,Karri & Jarrah trees, tractor hauling timber, 2 men working with cross saw, 2 men axe felling, tree falling, loading logs, men walking along huge fallen trunk, steam train hauling log, main street country town, old wooden houses, smoke from chimneys in b/g good old town footage, timber mill, (1955)
Access No. 41201 | 3 mins 9 secs | 1950s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Sheep, border collie dogs, Elders Market sale yard,cattle in pens, auctioneer, good farmer footage, dairy farm, condensed milk factory with women working (1955)
Access No. 41203 | 1 min 39 secs | 1950s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Albany, wheat silo, sulphur phosphate fertiliser, being moved around by tractor, green wheat field, men checking grain crop, pan across, grain loading into train. Ball and chain clearing with tractor, heaps of burnt timber, barren cleared land, family in back of horse drawn cart , logging, land clearing (1955)
Access No. 41204 | 2 mins 8 secs | 1950s | Albany, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Open truck loaded with family , appear as if gypsy , VS of country agricultural show , children riding horses, Aboriginal children, old pram, gymkhana, (1955)
Access No. 41206 | 52 secs | 1950s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Old royal mail truck in outback, Gascoyne Research Station, growing bananas and other tropical plants, irrigation channels, carrying bananas , windmill in banana plantation, two Aboriginal children barefoot on dirt, mail delivery by plane, plane take off POV inside plane, Ashburton River Run delivers mail and provisions to isolated homes, wind sock, family wave from car, aerials over outback, map Western Australia (1955)
Access No. 41207 | 5 mins 45 secs | 1950s | Carnarvon, Onslow, Redhill, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Hand stacking green wheat ?, high aerial over fruit trees, pan dry dead tree trunks , children rolling tyre along town street, waves breaking, dam with water over floodway spillway, good shot man on horse back in green countryside, rides over hill out of shot (1955)
Access No. 41211 | 1 min 7 secs | 1950s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |