Title Details

Tropical Fruit Grower

Expert orchardists grow tropical fruit in subtropical areas.
Year : 1959 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : John Martin-Jones
Director : Ann Gurr, Joe Scully |
Newlyweds Jim and Christine driving through countryside, arriving at a timber shed on property. WS Jim clearing thickets with scythe, Christine bringing lunch in hessian bag. CU Jim drinking from thermos and MS setting fire to cut branches. Jim planting pineapple tops. WS Maroochy river district, river winding through flood plains. Men along path through tall sugar canes, high shot river valley. VS schoolchildren arriving at wharf by boat. Children onto wharf, walking away in bare feet, satchels on backs. Children swimming in river, jumping off upright logs. VS farm workers cutting suckers of banana plants into boxes, replanting suckers in soil, cutting hands of green bananas. Bananas in a flying fox device, loading them into truck. GS people harvesting ginger, MS woman sorting roots in bag. GS worker sewing bags up.
Access No. 136366 | 3 mins 48 secs | 1950s | Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
GS Dept of Agriculture Field Officer addressing farm workers seated on ground. VS officer helping farmers with problems, looking at diseased banana frond and GS farmer spraying plant (without mask). Couple surveying plantation. Nurse escorting couple leaving hospital with new baby. CU newborn's face. Men building house, Couple driving in car, young son between them. WS town of Nambour, main street, wide street lined with parked cars and buildings, welcome sign. WS Nambour High School, students leaving. WS sugar trains through main streets of Nambour with cane, funnel POV inside train. Plantation owner buying produce from store, husband looking at tractor for sale, shaking salesman's hand. Band playing on dais, street parade for Dutch Feast of St Nicholas. VS adults and children marching, crowds on sidelines, parents with small children. CU faces of children, MS man as St Nicholas riding horse waving to camera.
Access No. 136369 | 2 mins 48 secs | 1950s | Nambour, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pineapple harvesting. Woman in wide brimmed hat holding pineapple and loading truck with pineapples. Farmers Jim and Christine harvesting pineapples. Toddler and dog playing nearby in grass. Couple packing pineapple in crates and tractor hauling crates past farm. Unloading crates. Family eating dinner seated at table with CUs of mother feeding toddler in highchair. Ute driving past beach, people seated at picnic table at Mooloolaba beach. Women preparing food at picnic. People on beach and in surf, baby sitting in wet sand on edge of waves. Farmer tilling soil with tractor on pineapple plantation. Young plants in plantation. Plantation divided into various plots.
Access No. 136373 | 2 mins 41 secs | 1950s | Nambour, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |