FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Farmer Was a Fighting Man, The

The clearing of land for settler soldiers after World War Two.
Year : 1953 | Total Duration : 12 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Director : Jack S Allan |
Opening titles including text √íThis is the story of war service land settlement, a project for the benefit of ex servicemen and also the future development of Australia√ď . Ships including aircraft carrier with servicemen returning from war packed on decks, waving, down gangplank with kit bags, tearful reunions as soldiers greeted, kissing. WWII
Access No. 40831 | 1 min 1 sec | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Men and women looking at map with men from Royal Service Land Settlement Scheme. Pan bushland south of Perth in WA. 2 men removing sample of soil, placing in bag. Good shots land clearing with tractor with caterpillar wheels hauling ball and chain through trees and knocking them down. Pushing trees down with bulldozer. Cleared land with few trees remaining. WWII
Access No. 40833 | 1 min 33 secs | 1950s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Camp made up from tents for land clearance south of Perth as part of war service land settlement, logs nearby. Logs at timber mill. Man throwing fence posts from back of truck as it drives through cleared bush land. Men building basic fence. WWII
Access No. 40834 | 28 secs | 1950s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
HAS PAN across land in Kangaroo Island, South Australia, south west of Adelaide. Tractors with caterpillar wheels clearing land with log and chain as part of war service land settlement. Scrub rake pulled behind tractor uprooting stumps. Ped? rake pulled behind tractor picking up lose material. Men with lit branches burning off scrub. Man drinking from canteen of water. Many tractors with caterpillar wheels ploughing in long row. WWII
Access No. 40835 | 1 min 31 secs | 1950s | Kangaroo Island,SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
River and swamp. Men working in water cutting down trees and surveying as part of war service land settlement. Crane in swamp excavating with drag line to dig new river bed. CU crane operator. Crane lifting logs to make its own road , CU caterpillar wheels and man standing dangerously close. Trees lifted out of ground. VS man made river and water draining into it from swamp as it disappears. Bulldozers at work clearing land with log and chain. WWII
Access No. 40836 | 3 mins 6 secs | 1950s | Montagu Swamp,Tasmania, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan dry sandy area at Loxton on River Murray. Levelling land with grader, surveying as part of war service land settlement. Rows of concrete pipes. Mechanical trench digger excavating, ex servicemen, laying pipes. Men working with shovels on irrigation channel, smoothing concrete. Water through finished channel. Water truck spraying individual fruit trees. Families planting vegetables. Man inspects fruit HAS fruit trees. Irrigation sprays, picking fruit. WWII
Access No. 40837 | 2 mins 39 secs | 1950s | Loxton, Vic or NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Various scenes depicting result of war service land settlement. Cattle grazing in long dry grass, men fence building, CU wheat field, sheep herded by man on horse. Family group outside rural house, woman hoeing ground. Man holding baby, woman holding baby. Pan agricultural land. WWII
Access No. 40838 | 45 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |