Title Details

This Land Australia.

A survey of Australia, touching on the country's cities and towns, its primary and secondary industries, sport and pastimes and the lives of its people
Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes, Eric Thompson
Director : Terry Trench (Director), Malcolm Otton, Richard Mason (Associate Directors) |
Lion Island. Rocky ground, mass of mangroves. Australian bush and water ways. Aboriginal rock art of kangaroo. Baby kangaroo, Aboriginal man with woomera in hand, white cockatoos fly away from dead tree, stream, wattle, kookaburras in tree, waratah flower, baby koala on mother's head Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 23104 | 2 mins 36 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Waterfall, Blue Mountains, Government house (Tasmania?) in FG with stretch of water and hill in BG. Looking down on Government House Sydney with harbour and built up foreshore in BG. Ship past camera down to boy in right side of frame with fishing pole. Small fishing trawler or tramp steamer spewing clouds of orange, black smoke. Man on rigging of small boat. Seagulls. Helicopter over sea. Men fishing, CU of tuna on floor of trawler. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 23106 | 1 min 24 secs | 1950s | Blue Mts, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS flock of sheep. Drover on horseback. Kangaroos bounding across paddock, farmer, boy with cattle dog. Country homestead in BG. Truck loaded with hay, boy and dog sitting on top of bales. Hand feeding sheep, pouring some type of grain from square tin bucket into trough, unloading bales of hay, low angle MS dog, harvesting wheat, cattle crossing stream in valley. VS main street country town. Good fashion, country people shots. Cars angle parked. Long trailer loaded with bales of wool past camera . Men loading truck and unloading bales of hay. School playground and girls playing netball, polo match, man and woman on bucking horses in rodeo. Drover on horseback mustering cattle. Clouds of dust. Cattle herd in stream. WS outback with rock formation in background. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 23122 | 3 mins 38 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Surf board riders at suburban beach, lifesavers in boats, beach scenes, shopping centre, coffee shop at front of Mark Foys, steaks on a barbeque, local soccer match Canterbury versus Budapest, exterior Art Gallery of NSW, sailing on Sydney Harbour. Two young women looking at flowering bush in park, scarves at neck, good fashion shot, CU yellow flowers, woman serves in tennis match, doubles match in suburban grass tennis court, cricket match, quick shot rugby match quick shot horse racing, CU woman in hat, water skiing. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 23173 | 2 mins 24 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Australian Iron and Steel Company in Port Kembla. Steel foundry scenes with man wearing goggles at furnace and red sparks flying. Molten metal pouring into large drums. MS of miner turning large wheel and another welding. WS of steel foundry. WS of mined land. Miners in hard hats into mine on conveyors.Tilt up conveyor belt and WS of smoke stacks and foundry. Workers at end of day leaving steelworks. Ceremony launching coal container ship. CU on flags flying on ship. Cable tower at mine. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 23216 | 1 min 5 secs | 1950s | Port Kembla, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Parliament House Canberra. National Library . Flag (Governor General's ensign) and coat of arms (British). Canberra buildings including British High Commission. Canadian High Commission and another Embassy. Patent Office. Australian Coat of Arms. Eagle in flight. Men in Antarctica gathered around tent. Light snow covering on rocky hill in BG. Australian flag flying. Men dishing out hot food from saucepan onto metal plates. Food is spread out on top of packing cases. Traditionally dressed with nose ring New Guinea natives putting garland of flowers around someone's neck. Wedding Ceremony in highlands of New Guinea near Goroka. Bride and native men with elaborate headdress made of parrot feathers. Village and huts. Exterior Parliament House Canberra, Aerial over Canberra. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 23230 | 2 mins 38 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT; Antarctica, Australia, New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial over Sydney city and Sydney Harbour Bridge. HA shot of traffic and train on bridge, pedestrians crossing city street, double decker bus. Snow covered Snowy Mountains tops. Loading sheep onto plane from small pens, interior plane with sheep, loading plane with meat carcass. LA of large tree trunk, LA of forest canopy, VS of Perth and Swan River. VS Adelaide main street, vineyards, picking grapes, desert landscape, windmill. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 23251 | 2 mins 2 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT, Sydney, NSW, Snowy Mountains, NSW, Perth, WA, Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Apple blossom on branch, apples trees, HA Hobart, two men standing in stream fly fishing. Palm trees, distant mountain and water, man cutting down hand of bananas, children on jetty, MS two women in summer dresses, two boys paddling a row boat, good tropical beach shot, white sand and palm trees, scenics of Brisbane, two women reading books in steps of university building, cutting down sugar cane. Horses being led along dirt track, horses in full gallop across green paddock, Melbourne skyline and scenics, crowd watching Australian Rules football match, agricultural show with cattle being paraded around main arena, Grand Parade, show jumping. VS outback landscape, palm trees and pandanas palm silhouetted against red sunset. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 23280 | 2 mins 36 secs | 1950s | Hobart, Tas, Brisbane, Qld, Melbourne, Vic, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Silhouette of building against dark sky with telegraph poles, dark shot of man walking along street under wide awning or verandah of shops, two men with tractor, mother kissing children at front of house, children on their way to school, mother and children wave, MS of man on tractor, man digging irrigation channel in orchard, LS of spillway over dam. Large vat of red, yellow hot molten metal glowing and sparking, outback landscape, prospectors walking across red earth, termite mound, ant hill, group of Aborigines sitting on red earth around campfire, birds in flight. Prospectors geologists sitting on top of rocky mound in outback writing, digging with small pick, inspecting rock with eye glass. VS of outback scenics, mountain ranges, lake. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 23306 | 3 mins 14 secs | 1950s | NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |