Title Details

Line, The

Commemorates the establishment of the standard gauge railway line from Sydney to Perth.
Series : Outlook | Year : 1970 | Total Duration : 14 Minutes | Producer : Gil Brealey
Director : Chris McGill |
Zoom between lines of trees in forest to man leaning against tree. Axeman walking amongst trees. Railway lines and men laying railway lines. Slow-motion of man swinging sledge hammer. Trains being coupled, track changing, man riding back of engine and cars being transported. Sydney buildings with Pearl House and Town Hall clock tower. POV train along outback railway lines. Red and white diesel train towards camera, CU child's face turning to camera and CU track along train lines POV train. Train past guard and train past railway crossing signal. Silver train. Train travelling at night snaking along track. Train travelling around corner, silver roof reflecting in dark. Train headlight shining into night. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 62828 | 2 mins 53 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Full moon over sparse landscape. Aerial train in outback landscape and silos. Bread taken out of oven. Grain shooting out of spout. Woman riding horse. Vegetables and earthenware pots on hearth. Horse and cart across field. Farmer bringing hay out of shed to cattle. CU hands breaking bread loaf. Grain silos, train passing. Horse and cart through fields. Man standing in train station. Men and women sitting with small children. Aerial train. Old brick cottage in paddock. Aerial rugged outback landscape (Flinders Ranges / Wilpena Pound?) aerials white sands. Pink salt lake. People trackside with train passing. Large satellite dish and sunset. CU dew on spider web. Cattle under power lines and in creek. Food on bench. Tractor with load of grapes. Aerial train in countryside. Ford automotive factory. Smelter furnace. Cars transported on train. Smelter. Mini Minor cars on train. Aerial smelter. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 136852 | 3 mins 45 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Goods train. Train engine through countryside. Aerial shiny railway tracks. Road in red outback soil, grasses and trees. Tree amidst orange clay cliffs. Boy with mother by camp fire and flock of sheep. CU railway signal. Railway tracks in desert lined with telegraph posts. Train through outback. POV train through flat red earth and low vegetation. Aerial over road and tracks cutting across flat desert landscape. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 136858 | 1 min 43 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Train pulling into Cook Station. Railways worker guiding train and refueling train. Aerial white sands. Derelict brick ruin in sand dune and aerial rugged southern coastline. Aerial clouds, green hills. Outback with goods train Train across Nullarbor Desert and railway workers. Train across desert and aerial. Slow-motion man in cowboy hat loading sack onto ute. CU Russell Drysdale painting "Drover's Wife". Old stone building and young man in akubra. CU eyes of painting and man leaning against concrete wall. Detail of Drysdale painting. Outback family pose for camera with males in flannelette shirts and wide brimmed hats. Drysdale painting. Young man in hat standing in outback landscape. Older woman carrying baby while herding goats across dry landscape. Aerial train outback townshipand past woman with baby and goats. Train travelling away with man carrying sledge hammer walking behind. Aerial freeways leading into Perth and aerials city of Perth showing city centre and Swan River. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 136860 | 4 mins 4 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |