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Australian Pineapples

The cultivation, harvesting and canning of pineapples for export.
Year : 1930 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Pineapple plantations. Pineapple propagation, men planting suckers. Plantation 12-18 months later and horse-drawn plough being used for cultivation. Pineapples in various sizes of growth and fully grown fruits. People picking pineapples. Pineapple pickers sitting in clearing of plantation eating pineapples. Men loading pineapples into horse drawn cart, pineapple laden cart arriving at cannery & being loaded into wooden crates. Men grading and packing pineapples. Loading packing cases onto train. Pineapple canning fruit to can ready to store. Men load pineapples onto conveyor belts. Slicing machine, assembly line of canners. Government inspectors, sterilising machine, cans on conveyor belts. Packing shed. Tins of pineapples being loaded onto conveyor belts and through labelling machine. Women smoothing labels. Display of canned pineapple & fresh pineapples then pineapple being tipped from can to bowl.
Access No. 46550 | 9 mins 15 secs | 1930s | Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |