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Romantic Days in a Coral Wonderland

Tourists fly to the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 24 | Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 5 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
Map with area of the Great Barrier Reef marked off the coast of Queensland indicated with stick. Stick points to position of Heron Island from Rockhampton. Catalina flying boats on land and in water (converted from war planes). Rehabilitated war veteran (name indistinct) responsible for starting the Barrier Reef Airlines. Young female flight attendant greets passengers as they board from old gun turret. People helped aboard.
Access No. 43220 | 42 secs | 1940s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU propellor of catalina flying boat turning. Air to air shot of catalina flying above Brisbane. Pilot at controls. Aerials Barrier Reef and islands around Heron Island. VS Passengers looking out of window. Catalina coming in to land over water, POV from plane across water. Looking out to boat from behind propellor.
Access No. 130863 | 51 secs | 1940s | Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Woman with suitcase on arrival at Heron Island walking with another woman across beach to cabin. Indigenous woman passes coconut to two women who laugh as one drinks from it. Group on beach looking listening to radio and looking at book on Barrier Reef. LS down beach, two run up to another under beach umbrella. Man walking on reef looking underwater using box. Couple look at large shell, man holds piece of coral.
Access No. 130864 | 48 secs | 1940s | Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Woman walking on coral around Heron Island, CU fish and coral underwater. Group in open boat looking down through glass bottom. Underwater shot fish. GV beach and boat with aquaplaning behind. Men and women on beach watching. Woman with man behind being pulled behind boat on aquaplane.
Access No. 130865 | 1 min 6 secs | 1940s | Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Couple looking out from yacht. Two men on small rowing boat, one dives in and throws spear. Couple on yacht. Men haul aboard a live giant turtle into rowing boat. VS people holding and inspecting turtle eggs on each. Woman standing on turtle and rides it as it moves down beach. Group presented with flower garlands as they leave in small craft, Two women wave from shore, Good shot of couple walking on beach
Access No. 130866 | 1 min 30 secs | 1940s | Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef. Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |