FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Made in Australia

An overview of Australia's steel industry, showing its relationship to other heavy industries and its development from the Second World War to the early 1960s.
Series : Australia Today | Episode : 4 | Year : 1963 | Total Duration : 27.5 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall, Maslyn Williams (Series Producer), Lee Robinson (Series Producer)
Director : Chips Rafferty, Frank Bagnall |
Opening titles. Bush landscape. Stockman herding cattle. Cattle with industrial plant behind. Exterior and interior steel works, chimneys, welding, vehicles being made. People arriving / leaving works. VS Bundy cards being punched.
Access No. 124385 | 1 min 26 secs | 1960s | © NFSA | B&W |
VS inside iron and steel works. Outside, rows of steel rods. HAS Port Kembla steel works. Mr AA Parish, general manager (Australia Iron & Steel Pty Ltd), outside factory and inside office, smoking pipe. Talks to camera about universal application of steel. Photographs depicting early steel production. Talks about beginnings of steel industry in Australia, shows tie of Australian Pig Iron Club.
Access No. 124386 | 4 mins 24 secs | 1960s | Port Kembla, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Digger scooping earth for iron ore, ship carrying ore. Mining coal to fuel furnaces. Inside blast furnaces. VS molten steel poured. Men standing by machinery wearing goggles. Steel ingots pressed into slabs. VS rods and steel wire for use as electrical cables. Machinery coiling wire. Steel pipes and tubes made. Pipeline across field. Storage tanks, railway truck.
Access No. 124387 | 8 mins 13 secs | 1960s | © NFSA | B&W |
Inside steel works, products being cut and shaped. Railway rolling stock pressed into shape. Framework of train being made, finished locomotive rolled out. Wheels and tyres. Austin trucks assembled and driven away. Earth moving equipment at work.
Access No. 124388 | 7 mins 21 secs | 1960s | © NFSA | B&W |
Ship building. VS assembly of ship including steel parts being pressed. Gauges. Doxford marine engine being built. Ship ÒIllowaÓ Being launched, champagne bottle smashed on side.
Access No. 124389 | 5 mins 28 secs | 1960s | © NFSA | B&W |