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Karri Forest, The

A karri forest in the southwest region of Western Australia is the site of a youth camp.
Series : Australia Today | Episode : 7 | Year : 1963 | Total Duration : 27 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson, Maslyn Williams (Series Producer), Lee Robinson (Series Producer)
Director : Antonio Colacino |
High angle shots of forests. Pan of tree trunks from forest floor. Car towing caravan and bus travelling along roads through Karri forests. Sign for Forests Department, Pemberton. Divisional forestry office Pat McNamara arrives by 4WD to forestry office and discusses plans with workers wearing hard hats. McNamara in office and addressing camera talking about Karri Forests.
Access No. 133471 | 4 mins 3 secs | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Bus arriving with schoolchildren to youth camp in Karri forest in Pemberton. Teachers and students alight from bus. CU boys entering dormitory. WS group of teenagers crossing main street of Pemberton and entering shop with dolls in display window. MS girl looking at postcards with shopkeeper behind counter in background.
Access No. 133514 | 1 min 1 sec | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU pan along row of comic books on stand in shop and zoom out to boy giving one to shopkeeper. CU book Wildflowers of the West and MS older boy in glasses reading it. VS teenagers listening to lecture on wildflowers and MS illustrations in book. VS children finding wildflowers in forest including CU butterfly on pimelia, melaleucas and boronias. CU girl putting flowers in another girl's hair.
Access No. 133515 | 2 mins 2 secs | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS teenagers walking in forest then running as rain begins to fall and sheltering in large burnt out tree. MS tilt down waterfall watched and crossed by children. High angle shot over children crossing stream via fallen log. Students observing and picking up long-necked turtle from small stream. GS boy revealing gecko under fallen piece of bark and VS boys discovering blue-tongued lizard which is picked up then replaced on ground.
Access No. 133516 | 2 mins 50 secs | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Circular pan following students walking through Karri forest. MS children stopping to observe birds and pointing. MS kookaburra on branch. Students entering trout hatchery as worker feeds fish in pools. CUs students asking questions which are answered by guide. Youth camp students running to large stream in swimsuits and dive, swim, play and float on inflated tyres.
Access No. 133517 | 1 min 40 secs | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Good track of boy riding skid board down run on slope and along stream surface. CU boy reading comic book and being tipped into water (does not look amused). Teenager in glasses reading on grassy slope while dog eats his lunch then giving chase. Tilts up and down large Karri specimens and VS children making comments to camp principal who answers their questions. CU schoolgirl whistling.
Access No. 133518 | 2 mins 9 secs | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS bark peeling off Karri trees and CU tilt up mottled smooth trunk of tree after shedding of bark. Tilt up smooth white trunk of enormous karri tree from base to crown. Tilt up new limbs from severed trunk of karri. Pan across burnt undergrowth in forest and CU seeds held in man's hand. CUs karri flower buds and another in blossom.
Access No. 133519 | 1 min 55 secs | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt up shaggy barked trunk of jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) tree and tilt up red gum. CU to resin like sap on trunk. MS group leader discussing felling of forest trees with students. VS tree fellers cutting karri tree with chain saws then GS trees falling. VS fallen trunks being cut to size and hauled away on flat beds behind bulldozers.
Access No. 133520 | 2 mins 13 secs | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Children from forest youth camp walking down to karri log on railway wagon attached to steam engine. MS children touching metal plate on front of engine. Engine driver beckons children aboard. CU driver and to engine whistle blowing. WS engine of bush railway pulling several logs past camera. Steam from engine POV passenger and VS children on board, train through karri forest, forest through steam and logs POV engine.
Access No. 133521 | 2 mins 11 secs | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Timber mill POV approaching train. CU tilt down fron of steam engine. VS unloading of logs and preparation for milling. VS logs being sawn, sorting of sawn lengths. VS tourists arriving by bus to look at ÔGloucester Tree' lookout tower and CU to sign referring to fire protection. Tilt down trunk showing ladder secured along side of trunk. VS people climbing and CUs boy's nervous progression up ladder.
Access No. 133522 | 4 mins 20 secs | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Children in lookout box at top of ÔGloucester Tree' lookout tower with man keeping watch for smoke with binoculars. WS over treetops POV tower. GS man lighting undergrowth at intervals for burnoff to create firebreak. Pan across fire burning. Boy climbing down ladder from ÔGloucester Tree' and wobbling on legs on reaching ground. GS fellow students greeting him. High angle shot of student group through forest.
Access No. 133523 | 3 mins 26 secs | 1960s | Pemberton, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |