Title Details

Point of Entry

In order to keep unwanted pests out of Australia, constant vigilance must be maintained at points of entry.
Year : 1975 | Total Duration : 19 Minutes | Producer : Peter Johnson
Director : Jack Rogers |
Two shots of painting, Venice from Canaletto
Access No. 132857 | 19 secs | Unknown | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle pan of Sydney Harbour docks and wharves, smoke stacks in distance, Scanaustral container ship at dock. High angle of wharves with Sydney Harbour Bridge in B/G. LS of container ship sailing up harbour. Closer shots of wharf activity showing cranes and containers. VS of container identification signs and signs for Department of Health requirements for quarantine. LS of train of containers moving along wharf. Interior of control room. Two fork lifts unloading train.
Access No. 132859 | 1 min 19 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Low angle shot interior wharf with cranes moving huge containers onto trucks. WS of containers. CU of health inspector cutting small seeds of grain from edge of container. WS of contaminated container in plastic. MS men cleaning inside of container. Lash barge on gantry moving to stern of ship, Golden Bear. WS of tug boat on Sydney Harbour with Sydney Opera House in B/G, sun glistening on sails. CU of lash barge being lowered into water, then towed by tug boat. Stern of car carrying ship, European Highway. Rolls Royce and Citroen cars being unloaded. New imported cars on dock. Inspection and cleaning new cars in quarantine.
Access No. 132860 | 2 mins 51 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
LS of Scanaustral , a roll on, roll off ship which lowers a steel bridge from its stern to the dock. Load of timber being unloaded. LS of starlifter plane,with US Air Force sign on side as it lands. Starlifter being directed on tarmac by ground air traffic controller at Richmond Air Base. Unloading plane. Roadside quarantine sign near Cairns about sugar cane. Night shot of Bristol Freighter on tarmac and opening front doors of plane to unload car. CU rotating propeller.
Access No. 132861 | 1 min 42 secs | 1970s | Richmond Air Base, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU of giant African snails in grass. Fruit warning sign at interstate border control. Two inspectors talking to driver of car. Low angle pull back of poplar trees. CU on diseased leaves and LS of defoliated poplar trees. VS of pest cactus, Harrisia including a CU. LS of Sonoma homestead. Interview with Massey Rowan recalls the early struggles on the station to contain the pest cactus. L of wild pigs running and LS of two crows flying. LS of Lands Department Harrisia Cactus Eradication Scheme. Toyota four wheel drive through bush. Motorcycle up embankment in bush, and flurry of smoke from bike.
Access No. 132866 | 3 mins 1 sec | 1970s | Collinsville, Nth Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Identifying harrisia cactus plant with red tape for poisoning. Bulldozer land clearing. Pan along hose pipe to red spray poisoning the cactus. Bull dozers ploughing the land. Heavy gang ploughs, CU on plough turning the soil. Green shoots of harrisia in land which has been burned, ploughed, poisoned show its indestructible nature. Commentary discusses need for biological control.
Access No. 132870 | 1 min 41 secs | 1970s | Collinsville, Nth Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
In the Alan Fletcher Laboratory in Brisbane, scientist researching specimens of the harrisia cactus. Shows various preventative measures taken in laboratory to ensure scientific accuracy in experiments to destroy the cactus including sterilising autoclave. CU of beetle , larvae and mealy bug. CU of rotting harrisia cactus. Pan of laboratory with horses in paddock outside window. Scientists pulling larvae from cactus. Pan over small potted cactus in quarantine nursery and manager showing varieties to camera.
Access No. 132871 | 2 mins 36 secs | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Scientist at microscope. Rows of drawers containing a sample wheat collection at Tamworth. Varieties of wheat seed from around the world held in this collection. Cleansing seed wheat in laboratory. Man picking wheat in wheat field. LS of row of six harvesters. Man trimming wheat sheaths. CU on tea seeds. Good shots of Nerada tea plantation. Sign to Kamerunga Horticultural Research Station near Cairns. Zoom in on dwarf coconut palm. Cattle in tropical rural area. CU on grasses. CU on sunflower. WS sunflower crop. Pan across souvenirs that are subject to quarantine.
Access No. 132872 | 4 mins 41 secs | 1970s | Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, Nth Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |