Title Details

Alpine Way

The sixty mile road which links the headquarters of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority in Cooma with the Geehi region
Year : 1962 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : John Martin Jones, Brian Chirlian
A woman at a ski field wearing patterned knitwear and a furry hat. She is smoking, wearing dark leather gloves and has a ski pole in one hand. Australian flag with people queueing for the ski tow in background. Cinematographer, Keith Loone, in the snow with a camera attached to his chest. Landscape of eucalypt forests and snow capped mountains. Skier in aerial jump being filmed by a cinematographer dug into the snow.
Skier in motion around a slalom pole.
Good WS aerial tracks over snow covered Snowy Mountains range with white clouds on horizon. Lower tracks past snow capped green mountains and aerial tracks over dirt roads and irrigation tracts between mountains. High aerial over township. WS sign for the Alpine Way with milages for surrounding areas listed. GS Volkwagon along dirt road past sign. WS landscape with rocks in foreground and LS to distant mountains with scattered snow patches.
Access No. 147218 | 1 min 27 secs | 1960s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS mountain view with rocks in foreground and LS to scattered snow on mountains in distance. GS old wooden cart in grounds and CU to cart wheel sunk in ground. VS man smoking pipe walking through rubble and ruins from Gold Rush days. GS gravestone near ruin. Tilt down to cow skull outside old ruin. WS cattlemen herding stock along mountain bush track. VS stockmen on horses cracking whips with cattle and calves. WS car along dirt highway of Alpine Way and travelling shots from car POV passenger. WS highland view of highway through forests and snow-capped mountain ranges.
Access No. 147219 | 1 min 29 secs | 1960s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS pan across flowing stream at Friday Flat and CU to trickle of water. Travelling shot along tarred section of Alpine way and skis down snow slope POV skier. VS skiers down snow fields at Thredbo and VS chairlift up to top of Crackenback Range. Tilt to skiers on T-bar ride over camera. WS tilts down to skiers and snow fields and gumtrees on slopes POV chairlift. WS views past skiers on chairlifts near summit to green mountains in distance. WS skiers arriving at mountain summit and skiing down slope with mountain wilderness opposite. Tracks of skiers down snow slopes.
Access No. 147220 | 1 min 11 secs | 1960s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
ECUs piano accordian and other instruments being played. MS makeshift band in red jumpers with Chairlift Thredbo badges playing in corner. MS couple in bar toasting and CU drinks being poured into prepared glasses. Fade to snow falling on shrubs lining stream. WS people walking over footbridge in Thredbo Village in heavy snowfall. VS people being loaded onto chairlifts. VS of the snow landscape in bleak conditions and GS sign for Crackenback River in misty conditions. WS Volkswagon car along Alpine Way in snowfall with snow banked up on both sides of road. View from inside of car with windscreen wipers working hard.
Access No. 147221 | 1 min 11 secs | 1960s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS road clearing station in grey, snowy weather at Dead Horse Gap. CU tyre of tractor over icy snow and WS roadclearing tractor shovelling snow off road and towards camera. WS of road clearing vehicles along highway in blizzard. VS as vehicles pass camera. WS sign for Leather Barrel Creek and WS car along dirt road and bridge over creek. CU stream over rocks. WS highway through bushland. WS over green landscape with distant mountains and clouds. GS stationwagon car driving along dirt road to Murray River. VS driver getting out of car and taking fishing rod from roof and wading into river to fish for trout. VS fishing and netting trout.
Access No. 147222 | 2 mins 39 secs | 1960s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS with sign warning of steep winding grade and to check oil and water. WS Volkswagon car climbing Geehi Wall section of the Alpine Way on dirt road. Travelling shots POV passenger. CUs road signs. High angle panoramic WS over green forested mountains. GS car along dirt roads. High angle WS over settlement of Khancoban. Good WS of snow-capped mountain with cloud settled over peak and pan across the ranges.
Access No. 147223 | 1 min 51 secs | 1960s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |