Title Details

Gathering Flame, The

Operation and maintenance of lighthouses in Australian waters.
Year : 1969 | Total Duration : 21 Minutes | Producer : Roland Beckett
Director : Don Murray |
Various views of the ship Oriana at sea, VS crew and busy engine room. VS walls of navigational equipment, VS charting. VS buoys, weathervanes, plane tables, sextents, weather stations, lighthouses. WS ships in Sydney Harbour, cargo ship Lord Mount Stephen. Lighthouse tenders Cape Pillar, Cape Moreton and Cape Don off different points of Australian coast. VS crews tending work below and above decks. Anchor dropped from Cape Don near Cairns, VS boat taking supplies with men to build Euston Reef lighthouse. VS workers on scaffolding of lighthouse structure day and night. Aerial over boat moored off reef. Aerials and VS long train across north-western outback. Aerial port, VS mining. Interior of port observation tower. Bulk oil carriers and tugs at Port Hedland. VS navigators and aerial mast. VS navigator plotting chart. Zoom out of Cape Don arriving at shore. GS lighted buoy. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 148079 | 8 mins 25 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Cape Don arriving at shore. Lighted buoy. Boat tying to buoy, buoy hoisted onto ship. Maintenance, repainting, welding, cleaning, drilling, checking light systems. Draughtsmen and drawings of buoy. Chains running across deck as buoys relaunched. Tender crews approaching steel Imperious Reef lighthouse, amphibious beach landing. Crew hoisting supplies, maintenance work on light. Men working on laser lights, Point Danger. Welding, flashing red light. Lighthouse at sunset. Cape Sorrel lighthouse, cottages, coast, sea. Tilt men walking up spiral staircase. Lamp replaced. Moving, packing crates. Batteries checked. WS amphibious vehicle entering water. Aerials coastlines, tender at sea. Cape Pillar arriving at Tasman Island. Family, cargo hoisted to land from ship. WS funicular up hill. Helicopter pilot flying over Four Hammocks Island, landing on launch pad. Aerials through misty cloud of island. WS climbing lighthouse. VS Cape Pillar at sea, split screen activities. Sunset over sea. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 148490 | 12 mins 8 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |