Title Details

Bushfire Brigade

Looks at the dangers of bushfires in Australia and the work of firefighters.
Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Director : Eric Thompson |
Australian bush scene with dense trees. Man looking at landscape for fires huge binoculars at top of tower. Man in beret drinking from a canvas water carrier hooked onto post. MS of man in old hat leans out of truck window , good farmer shot. Two women sitting on logs in bush picnicking and smoking, one throwing cigarette butt onto dry gum leaves. Women leave and cigarette starts bushfire. CU shots of smoldering gum leaves and wind blowing through tree tops. Fire rising up gum trees. LS of smoke in midst of flat bush landscape. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 11638 | 3 mins 24 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Man in profile looking through binoculars mounted on stand in fire lookout. In fire tower, adjusting instruments and talking on radio to report bushfire conditions. Young boy alert mother to distant fire on farm. Good CU shot of mother using an old wooden wall mounted telephone. Father and child in old truck. Policeman sets off alarm to warn of impending fire. Good MS of customer in old style grocery store with basket of groceries. Cans of food lining walls of shop. VS of people in small town rushing out from shops and work places to fight fire Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 11662 | 2 mins 19 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Facade of fire station, men open door and drive out in old fire truck with water tank on back. group on men outside post office jump onto running board on truck. Man with earphones talking into microphone. Forestry fire fighter gangs and volunteer brigade set off in trucks to fight fire. Good B/W fire shots and men with water tanks on their backs hosing down flames. Good shots of burnt out forest with tall blackened bare timbers. Men resting afterwards with black faces. Small grass fire, beating flames with tree branches Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 11702 | 3 mins 20 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Tin shed in bush. Smoke billowing from under roof as it is consumed by bush fire. Man and child inspecting damage of bushfire, blackened bicycle, sewing machine in rubble of fire. Brick chimney only remains. Good shots of burnt carcasses of sheep and horses. Fire fighters resting and drinking tea. Policeman dirty from bush fire fighting raises the cap from his head wipes his brow Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 11745 | 1 min 21 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |