Title Details

Australia Pays

A film that shows gold mining, miners, factories, street scenes, the Victoria Mint and its workers.
Year : 1930 |
Man past log cabin with smoke from chimney. VS men at creek digging and panning for gold. Camel train with men walking beside laden camels followed by horsedrawn wagons. Camel train, horses, dogs making camp in desert. GS men digging and panning in dusty soil. Prospectors digging & panning for gold, digging trench and inspecting nugget. GS three prospectors using sifting machines and gathering to look at nugget while one continues to sift soil in pan.
Access No. 42261 | 4 mins 18 secs | 1930s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan across mine workings showing shaft poppet head, buildings and conveyors. WS pan across large mounds of mine tailings dwarfing buildings. High shot over dam and across water. WS large pipeline being constructed through bush. WS main street Kalgoorlie with tram travelling up Hannan Street and cyclists alongside past camera. Ws gardener watering parklands and upright sprinkler on grass. GS man drinking from memorial water fountain attached to statue of gold miner Patrick Hannan. CU inscription on memorial.
Access No. 42263 | 1 min 42 secs | 1930s | WA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS ornate iron gates outside Victoria Royal Mint. GS policeman and VS inside Mint with Mint workers melting gold and pouring into moulds etc. WS man weighing gold on large scales at table. VS metal being rolled through presses and through stamping machine. GS worker handling coins coming down chute. Pan of stacked sacks of coins. MS men in suits holding large gold nuggets.
Access No. 42264 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1930s | © NFSA | B&W |