Title Details

Flying Menace

Life cycle of the fruit fly and protective measures used for its control.
Year : 1956 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : John Martin Jones
Director : W H Shepherd |
Couple with hiking backpacks take a rest in the bush. CU of man biting into a peach and discovering it is infested with fruit fly. He throws fruit into the bush. CU on maggots or lava in fruit, then CU of maggot burrowing into the earth. CU on earth being turned over by small shovel. CU on hard cased pupa, fly emerging from pupa in the ground. CU on rotten peaches, CU on fruit fly and VS of fruit on branches.
Access No. 44144 | 3 mins 32 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Elderly man digging in vegetable garden, he picks a tomato from the vine and it is diseased with fruit fly. CU of tomato with maggots crawling over fruit. Poster warning of fruit fly attack on fruit. Woman picking fruit from trees and handing it to young boy holding a basket. MS of woman waving and calling to woman in orchard. Two women walk to open top car and young boy places basket of fruit in back seat of car. Boy peals fruit to discover fruit fly infestation. Woman destroys the damaged fruit by burning
Access No. 44146 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Agricultural Department Inspection station at state border. MS of inspector stopping cars to check their fruit for fruit fly infestation. Dark coloured FJ Holden along country road stops at inspection station. People arriving on plane and putting fruit up for inspection on tarmac. People arriving on country train having fruit inspected on railway station platform.
Access No. 44148 | 1 min 31 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Exterior shots of fruit market exterior with boxes of fruit, cases of apples being checked for fruit fly infestation. Bananas, pineapples, also checked. Infested fruit being burnt in furnace. Spraying with insecticides to control fruit fly. Farmer driving tractor in orchard and pulling an insecticide sprayer.
Access No. 44149 | 1 min 47 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |