Title Details

Report for Colombo

A report on the way in which Australia is discharging its obligations under the Colombo Plan
Year : 1952 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Maslyn Williams
Director : Colin Dean |
Wheat field. CU grain running through hands in sack of wheat. Bags of wheat being loaded onto trucks and sacks conveyor belt. Grain silos at Pyrmont. Wharfies loading sacks of wheat onto ships. Woman packing technical books into crates. Stamping books, man wiping down wall map of world and Colombo Plan sticker on map. Mobile cinema van being loaded, cinematographer using 16mm movie camera. Filming man on fishing boat demonstation purse seine method of fishing.
Access No. 42163 | 1 min 5 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS Bengali student at base of radio telescope tower with various tilts up tower. VS radio physicist student in control room with CUs of hand on control panels. CU tweezers being used on ear of wheat to GS of student from Bihar (India) at work in greenhouse at Waite Institute, Adelaide. CU moth damaged cabbage leaf. VS of student in suit and turban catching moths with net and collecting them in box. VS Thai student handling dairy cattle at Sydney University of Veterinary Science School. GS two Indian factory inspectors with other men at Clyde Engineering Workshop talking and looking at diesel engines.
Access No. 42166 | 2 mins | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS Asian students at tea party mingling outside university buildings. GS large seated university group including foreign students. VS Asian and Australian students at night time social gathering. MS female Thai UNESCO arts student demonstrating Thai dancing. MS Punjabi student in turban chatting sociably. CUs students from Sarawak, Colombo, Malaya, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). VS female Indian student entering Nicholson Museum (Sydney University) and looking at exhibits. VS students packing their suitcases. CUs destination stickers on luggage. GS airport and handler loading luggage into plane. GS students waving from aircraft stairs. Trans-Australia Airlines and British Commonwealth Pacific Planes aircraft taking off.
Access No. 42167 | 3 mins 17 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |