Title Details

Young Hands

A dramatised story which illustrates the activities of Junior Farmers Clubs in Australia.
Year : 1954 | Total Duration : 23 Minutes | Producer : John Martin-Jones
Director : William H. Shepherd |
Barn dance in hall with band of various ages playing on stage and call at front of stage. Overseas visitors talking to men about what young farmers do in Australia. Farm scenes, farmer unloading hay from horse-drawn cart, talking to young woman about joining the Farmers Club. WS mountainous landscape and pastures. Junior Farmer members receiving posts and badges, boy giving talk to members in meeting, girl addressing meeting on poultry farming. Man convalescing on verandah talking to son. Girl collecting eggs in wire basket on chicken farm, boy feeding pigs in timber stiles. Piglets feeding from sow, boys counting on fingers. VS dairy farm in valley, young woman milking cow, feeding calf from bucket. VS men studying sheep's fleece in pen. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 2587 | 9 mins 47 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Young couple in pasture inspecting plant, Separating ewe from lamb. VS young farmer working on record books in kitchen at night, mother watching, knitting. VS record books on variety of projects. Junior farmers being introduced to a tractor by District Supervisor. VS cattle herding, cattle in pen. WS wheat spraying. Children visiting tree nursery, looking at seedlings, planting seedlings in school grounds. VS women bottling preserves. VS children horsejumping. WS cattle and farmers in main ring at Royal Show, cattle judging. Agricultural produce displays. Couple painting farm fence. Club meeting, community arriving at farm and watching as land is terraced by tractor and contour ploughing. Young farmer, arm around mother looking out to field. Men assessing farm projects. Barn dance, caller and band in hall. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 148675 | 13 mins 26 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |