FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Weatherwise

Weather reports from all over the continent are sent to the Weather Bureau and from these a daily weather forecast is made.
Year : 1953 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : John Martin-Jones
Director : Bern Gandy |
Sheep crossing river, farmers tending farms, Swiss chalet, islanders making thatched roof on hut, farmers working rice paddies, terraced fields, building hay stacks in alpine setting. CU blossoms on tree, suburban garden. CU weather vane, thermometer, barometer. Man in suit outside house holds finger up to wind, cloudy sky. Man takes hat from coat stand, bakelite radio. CU woman's feet in galoshes through puddle, pedestrians in raincoats, umbrellas, woman in coat and hat walking dog in jacket. Women in swimwear promenading along beach, couple along promenade holding hands. Woman on beach in sunglasses and applying sun cream.
Access No. 13132 | 1 min 57 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU glass under soda fountain, drinks bar, bar owner on telephone, tilt to CU old bakelite radio. VS female fruiterer, beans being weighed in hanging scales. CU sign on door for Closer Settlement Advisory Board, men pouring over maps. Pan across rows of women at sewing machines in factory sewing, man pressing and hanging coats. Man on phone in Electricity Supply truck, men at desks in communications room, tilt to gauges. WS cargo ship at sea. Officers on bridge, CU to officers reading √íSiemens Marine Radio Service√ď report, officer looking to sea through binoculars.
Access No. 13155 | 1 min 22 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Clouds to sea and headlands, rain and wind on sea. Sunrays through clouds, CU wind blowing grass, lightning forks in sky and VS flashes. Rain drops on earth, calves running for shelter, flood waters past wire fences, debris. Kitten on floating board in flood water, tilt to flooded houses, dead cow laying on edge of water. Pan across flood damaged field of crops. CU to newspaper display leaning against news stand headlining natural disasters, city traffic in background. Tilt down from grey clouds to good shots of man gathering data from meteorology box in paddock, CU marking booklet. VS with instruments in weather reporting station, using wind up telephone. Man checking rain fall and weather gauges on building rooftop, releasing hydrogen weather balloon, ships in harbour in background. Ships' officer checking weather gauges and marking in log book.
Access No. 13177 | 2 mins 33 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Man gathering data from meteorology box at base of lighthouse, smoking, climbing stairs followed by dog, sea views in background. CUs pulling connection leads to Radiosonde box. WS releasing weather balloon outside. VS men at receivers tracking progress of weather balloon, VS charts and equipment. Interior weather stations, tape coming through from telegraph office, VS reports arriving in bureau, CUs maps being plotted. VS forecaster sitting at map smoking then writing report. CU typing on old keyboard, CU telegram being typed, maps on stencil machine. GS weather chart being pinned in public glass-fronted notice board. Forecasters inside airport control tower, CUs flight captain studying flight forecast, man talking on microphone. Passengers boarding sea plane. Boy on bike delivering newspapers to suburban yards, resident comes out to collect paper, raises finger to gauge air temperature. CU of weather forecast in newspaper.
Access No. 13189 | 4 mins 19 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |