Title Details

Isle of Bounty

Describes Norfolk Island, Its history and the way of life of its present inhabitants.
Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Director : Frank Coffey |
Opening titles over CUs of sea. High angle pan across hills and forests of Norfolk Island looking towards sea with outlying islands off coast. Aerials over coast looking towards hills beyond and coastline. Aerial over runway. GS large propellor plane landing. GS passengers emerging from aircraft door being greeted. WS picturesque headlands and pine trees. High shots over Norfolk pines. High shots over town of Kingston with VS of main street and historic buildings. GS horse and cart past general stores. VS houses and residents with CUs of flowers grown in gardens
Access No. 135178 | 2 mins 57 secs | 1940s | Norfolk Island, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Tilt from Anson Bay Cable Station down slope to New Zealand cable service ship moored out at sea conducting cable repairs. WS ship seen from beach. VS convict built wharf and old whaling station with locals fishing and loading cargo onto waiting boats. GS house where William Charles Wentworth was born. GS tourists walking around convict ruins and various views of jail ruins. WS sea seen beyond ruins. LS war memorial. MS man climbing down overgrown dungeon in ground. VS man looking at convict plough. High shots over women riding horses over "Bloody Bridge". High shots over island cemetery and CUs of historic headstones. VS locals caring for graves on Mother's Day gathering. CUs headstones of well known families.
Access No. 141451 | 2 mins 42 secs | 1940s | Norfolk Island, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS dairy farming on Norfolk Island with backdrop of mountains behind pastures. VS Ephram Adams hand ploughing behind shirehorses. MS Adams rolling cigarette. VS residents' gardens with pineapple and fruit trees. CUs wild fruit and VS local young women picking guavas. CU spider in web being poked with stick. GS over couple with long fishing lines walking up steep slope from coast and GS emptying fish from sack. CU face of woman in bonnet. VS oldest resident Hugo Quinton chopping wood. VS woodturner at machinery making belt buckle. MS elderly Mrs Knox with small girl looking at frangipani flowers. GS children playing ball game and in classroom. CU model boat in glass cabinet.
Access No. 141452 | 2 mins 10 secs | 1940s | Norfolk Island, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS of 6th generation Norfolk lsland boy, Fletcher Christian. GS cannon gun from the Bounty. WS golfers teeing off with pine trees in background. VS men playing lawn bowls. VS several young men and women horse riding through pine forests. VS parishioners entering Patterson Memorial Chapel. CUs of shell mosaic decorations in church and VS hangings, hand carved inlaid pews and other details. MS priest at pulpit. VS stained glass windows. Closing montage of shots of Norfolk Island scenics and residents of Tahitian descent.
Access No. 141453 | 2 mins 51 secs | 1940s | Norfolk Island, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |