Title Details

Pacific Terminal

Looks at Sydney, its industrial background and its role as an air and sea port.
Year : 1946 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Aerial shots of Sydney Harbour partly obscured by cloud, air to air shot of small plane then landing. LS of Sydney Harbour Bridge. High angle shot of Circular Quay and ferries between the girders of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney cityscape and city skyline.
Access No. 10149 | 35 secs | 1940s | Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
HA LS of a Sydney street with light traffic and cityscape, city buildings. MS of policeman in a white pith helmet directing traffic. Tilt up exterior of high-rise building. Aerial over traffic with tram. VS of high -rise buildings. Street scene through an archway. Statues in Hyde Park - Archibald fountain.
Access No. 10156 | 26 secs | 1940s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Sydney Anzac War Memorial in Hyde Park. War monument in Macquarie Place dating to 1818 measures public road distances to the interior. Pan across Macquarie Place with men sitting on benches under trees and eating
Access No. 10163 | 20 secs | 1940s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
HA LS of coast line area with beach. Could be Stanwell Park on South Coast of NSW. Three women walk between two rocks to Sublime Point Lookout over southern NSW coastline and suburbs. VS of Kiama Blow Hole
Access No. 10167 | 1 min | 1940s | Stanwell Park, Kiama, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Steam train across a viaduct bridge. Great Dividing range showing the Three Sisters at Katoomba. People at Echo Point, cars and buses. Shadows of clouds across the mountains range. Tilt down of several waterfalls. CU on gushing white water from the spillway pipes of a dam
Access No. 10172 | 1 min 32 secs | 1940s | Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Rural scene with metal bridge across quiet river. Flock of sheep on small hill in FG. Stockman droving flock of sheep up hill. Farmer in midst of flock of sheep in pens. Good shots of shearers in shearing shed using hand shears. CU of merino sheep's head with horns. CU of merino fleece and shorn sheep.
Access No. 10180 | 1 min 13 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Good shots wheat harvesters in field. Row of three harvesters at work in Western Plains of NSW. Pan across herd of cattle grazing in paddocks. CU on horse drawn wagon pulling large logged timbers. Men standing on floating timbers on river with factory or timber mill in BG
Access No. 10187 | 48 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan across an industrial or mining area, with smoke stacks. Dark, depressing image. Underground mining shots with men in hard hats drilling into rock face. CU on ladle used to pour molten metal into ingot moulds. Stocks of ingots in cage.
Access No. 10195 | 43 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan across exterior Newcastle BHP steelworks processing iron ore. Good CU of smoking chimneys or smoke stacks
Access No. 10202 | 17 secs | 1940s | Newcastle, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan across and tilt up wheat silo building, wheat pouring into holds of ship. Loading ship on wharves with export grain and wool. Rope slicks used to load ship.
Access No. 10207 | 34 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Montage of recreation in Australia. HA over huge crowd at racecourse. Bookies umbrellas amongst crowds. Skiers on slopes of Australian Alps skiing through trees and rocky outcrops. Fishermen with large fish on end of line. Eighteen Footer sailing boats on water. Crowded beach. Good CU's of people sun baking on beach in 1940's fashions. Men in surf boats and good shot of dangerous surf situation with boy on surfboard being run down by boy in surf boat. Some men in full swimsuits.
Access No. 10211 | 2 mins 9 secs | 1940s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |