Title Details

Australia's Outback

Life in the Outback
Year : 1976 | Total Duration : 14 Minutes | Producer : Don Murray
Slow zoom out from map of Australia to world map. Aerial tracks over various landscapes showing outback river landscape and flooded river. Tilt from CU railway track from speeding train to straight railway line disappearing into distance. WS track of flat dry desert landscape to high angle shot over train through Nullarbor Plains. LS aerial to long train. VS from front and driver's cabin. VS people children and dog waiting at railway station and GS train known as the "Tea and Sugar Train" pulling into Tarcoola Station platform. GS guard with arms raised and CU to station sign hanging from roof eave.
Access No. 40675 | 2 mins 44 secs | 1970s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS people walking around train tracks at Tarcoola Station while tea and sugar are unloaded from train and carted off by locals. GS motorised wagon carrying people running on track next to train past Welfare Car. VS mothers and babies boarding Welfare Car and being seen to by nurses inside. MS baby in mother's lap being prepared for injection. GS small children playing around and under railway car. CU man at cash register and serving in shop car. VS butcher at work, line workers and CUs men with billy on fire. VS townspeople shopping at train.
Access No. 141831 | 2 mins 7 secs | 1970s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS grazier leaving his fibro house and walking around his outback property past dogs chained to tree and outbuildings to car. Aerial views of outback properties and dry landscape. Aerial tracks following grazier driving 4-wheel drive vehicle across outback past dam. WS 4-wheel drive through outback scrub. Interior view of dogs jumping out window of vehicle to herd sheep with vehicle. VS sheep running and being led into pen. VS young bull in metal holding bay being branded. CU small girl watering plants with hose watched by mother and young brother.
Access No. 141832 | 3 mins 29 secs | 1970s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Zoom out to WS of small girl standing on outback property with LS to windmill and tilt up pole to aerial connection. VS town of Broken Hill streets and buildings. GS School of the Air room with zoom to woman seated at desk being recorded speaking on microphone with blackboard behind her. MS two women in control room speaking into microphone. MS woman seated at piano announcing tune then playing it on piano. Zoom in to her singing. Zoom to small girl at home listening to broadcast on radio and singing along. Girl singing back into microphone with fingers on radio controls and conversing with teacher. Zoom out to mother watching. Zoom out from house exterior to WS with long pale grass in foreground.
Access No. 141833 | 2 mins 2 secs | 1970s | NSW, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU woman talking into radio transceiver and doctor responding at other end. CU thermometer being place into mouth of young boy and zoom out to his mother at his bedside comforting him and reading the thermometer. CUs mother feeling boys glands and looking into his mouth. CU doctor prescribing tablets over the transceiver. CUs woman writing down instructions at other end. Air to air shots of light aircraft flying over outback. CUs of pilot and doctor in cockpit. WS plane landing on airstrip. WS car arriving at Katalpa homestead for doctor's visit. VS doctor, nurse and dentist getting out of Royal Flying Doctor Service plane. GS covered verandah of homestead with locals gathered for social get-together. MS people chatting over cups of tea.
Access No. 141834 | 3 mins 20 secs | 1970s | NSW, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |