Title Details

Historic Hawkesbury

The Hawkesbury River from its source to the sea.
Year : 1956 | Total Duration : 10.5 Minutes | Producer : John Martin-Jones
Director : Ralph D Hogg |
Quiet bend of the Hawkesbury River. Tilt from sheep in field in Goulburn to trickle of water described as the beginning of the Hawkesbury River. WS river over flat rocks and WS of the river over dam wall, WS two men in rowboat down tree lined stretch and pan along wide stretch of the Hawkesbury with green banks on opposite side. High angle WS of the Hawkesbury flowing through green river delta. Track past green treed slopes of river bank taken from green coloured water. VS of crops grown in Hawkesbury district and green fields. MS farmer attaching nozzle to spray and WS of him spraying crops with pan across produce. VS tractor harvesting potatoes from ground.
Access No. 141844 | 2 mins 34 secs | 1950s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle view over orchards. CUs oranges on tree and GS fruit pickers placing oranges into sacks across bodies. WS men tending vines. High angle WS over Hawkesbury river flowing through sparsely vegetated river valley. Tilt and track across rain clouds in sky and CU rain falling on bare earth. VS flood waters. Various flood scenes with patrol boat, homeowner in rowboat around house and man emptying house of flood damaged property. Pan across flood plains with the town of Windsor (formerly Green Hills) spread across distance. GS main street of Windsor showing cars, shops, traffic and historic architecture. Track of man and dog in rowboat towards bridge and WS couple entering 1820 Old Court House with CU of dedication plaque.
Access No. 141845 | 2 mins 12 secs | 1950s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS St Matthew's Anglican church built by Sir Francis Greenway with graveyard in foreground. MS priest farewelling parishioners as they leave. WS priest entering 1823 Georgian rectory. GS graves in historic cemetery and WS of first tollhouse in Australia with LS to children sitting in doorway. WS South Creek with grassy banks. GS historic Chapel of Ebenezar with CU to walls made of local stone. WS main street of Richmond showing horse and cart, cars, historic buildings and shops. GS cattle on grassy paddock and MS of stockman carrying whip. GS Border Collie rounding flock of sheep towards camera. GS Hawkesbury Agricultural College, Richmond exterior. WS students gathered around dairy cow being instructed by teacher. MS young men, arms crossed.
Access No. 141846 | 1 min 37 secs | 1950s | Windsor, Richmond, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS reaping machine towards camera and GS men stacking hay into trailer attached to tractor. High angle pan across fertile green plains and farms. Ws semitrailer arriving at rural factory. GS dredging crane plunging scoop into river with VS of driver working controls. CU sand and gravel down chute with VS large processing plant. VS red tip truck being loaded. Tilt from CU road surface to car travelling along winding road leading to Hawkesbury River below. VS motor boat with bathing beauties draped over front. WS Sackville shot from water. GS pair of water skiers behind boat past tall cliffs and other tracks from water following water skiers on single skis.
Access No. 141847 | 2 mins 22 secs | 1950s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS motor boat past camera. WS Wiseman's Ferry shot from river. Tilt up rock face to Courthouse Rock and WS over Wiseman's Ferry and Hawkesbury River. Tilt from wake from motor boat to WS view down river. WS Brooklyn Bridge and support piers seen from river at angle. WS wide reach of Hawkesbury River with woman sitting on rock in foreground. Pan across Broken Bay to Lion Island with Pacific Ocean beyond.
Access No. 141848 | 1 min 32 secs | 1950s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |