Title Details

Bushland Fantasy

Life in the Australian bush
Year : 1946 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
WS over Sydney with LS to Harbour Bridge. WS half of Bridge seen from Royal Botanic Gardens. High angle shot over major city intersection showing buildings and traffic. GS Macquarie Street with palm trees in central street divider. Various WS of the River Yarra and Princes Bridge, Melbourne. WS Flinders Street Station and busy pedestrian and street traffic. WS directional sign in rural setting with town of Tallangatta visible on sign. WS flock of sheep being herded with lake and hills in background. Brief WS cattle muster. WS of country town with horse-drawn cart and bicycle riders in front of butcher shop. WS C.H.Osborn Saddler shop. WS truck up main street of country town.
Access No. 141967 | 1 min 52 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan across mostly cleared hillside left scattered with dead tree stumps. LS to blue mountain ranges in background. GS car driving into thick forest. WS pan of tall eucalypts at edge of forest. VS forested mountains and VS wildflowers scattered around rocks and hillsides. CUs grevilleas, hakeas and pea flowers. CUs honeyeaters drinking from red flowers. CUs kangaroo paws, fushia heath, eyebrights, spotted blue orchids Spotted sun orchid), tiger orchids (Leopard orchid) and various wattles. Good CUs of Brown Thornbills feeding fledgling chicks on branch of wattle. GS naturalist Ray Littlejohn walking in forest. CUs Brushtail possum and Whistling kite eating catch. Good GS of Crested Pigeon on stick nest in tree.
Access No. 141968 | 2 mins 58 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS kangaroo resting on ground beneath tree. Night shot of albino wallaby. GS wallaby feeding with joey half out of pouch. GS mob of kangaroos. VS variety of wallabies and WS of them dashing around forest. GS naturalist Ray Littlejohn moving branches of trees. CUs Grey Shrike-thrush in nest and CU of three eggs in nest then shrike-thrush returning to sit on eggs. CU Rufous Whistler in tree. VS Rainbow Bee-eaters on ground with shots of them digging burrows underground. Good CUs of Speckled Warbler lining grass nest with feathers carried in her beak. VS Lyrebird calling and displaying in forest. WS hose-drawn buggy coming out of Sherwood Forest, near Melbourne.
Access No. 141969 | 2 mins 8 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS Healseville Wildlife Sanctuary. VS handler with Wedge-tailed eagle on his arm and VS of eagle on ground. CUs Jabiru. CU echidna walking along ground and around log. VS platypus being hand-fed in tank. VS of platypus letting itself into burrow and in handlers hands. WS forest of eucalypts with tilt to koala in tree top. Zoom to koala and tilt as it walks along tree branches. Tilts to pair of koalas in same tree and VS koalas eating gum leaves. GS koalas running on all fours along ground and good CUs of young koalas face. Track of koala climbing up tree and along branches with baby attached to belly. MS baby straining for leaves as mother eats. WS pan across forests.
Access No. 141970 | 3 mins 9 secs | 1940s | Healseville Sanctuary, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |