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Forest Without Spears

Forest Without Spears looks at how the Klinki Pine of Papua's Bulolo Valley is being exploited by the partnership between the Australian Government and a private firm.
Year : 1969 | Total Duration : 26 Minutes | Producer : John Martin Jones
Director : Lionel V Hudson, Douglas White |
Indigenous Papua New Guinean Watuts in traditional dress hunting in forest with spears, bows and arrows. GS birds in tree tops. Pan landscape, band of low cloud in valley, mountains in background. VS revered Klinki Pines, CUs birds, good shot large moth. Aerial track over forests to Bulolo river to remains of gold mining dredges and infrastructure. Klinki pines being felled, CUs chain saws cutting. Montage of trees falling. VS birds of paradise in trees and calling. Tractors and trucks removing timber, timber rolling over camera view. Watuts coming out of forest to walking on road, timber truck passes. WS pan Bululo township, GS buses, pedestrians, cars on road. VS in offices of Commonwealth New Guinea Timbers Limited offices, dated office machinery. MS New Guinean man working machinery. Watuts walking through Bulolo, children in public swimming pool, CU Watut eating icecream cone. VS New Guinean woman with baby, hanging baby in basket from tree.
Access No. 149613 | 10 mins 38 secs | 1960s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |
WS chimney stacks, unloading Klinki logs, locals at plant working mechanised saws, equipment to strip bark, VS plywood production. Aircraft flying, GS cockpit, clouds over forested mountains POV plane. Aerial to lumber freighter Baiune in bay. VS crane loading logs onto freighter, trip to Lae. Aerial track to Bulolo plant, workers loading ply in sandwiching machine, VS operations. Woman overseer. Man climbing klinki tree in forest, cone on ground, klinki seed propogation and seedlings in hothouse. Klinki seedlings planted out in denuded forest, young forest being thinned out. WS mountainsides of replanted pine forests. Cattle on valley flats mustered by stockmen on horseback. Bangulum people walking along Kunai grass track, women laden with produce, VS crossing river on stick bridge. Village leader Nokik smoking pipe and farewelling grandson, who translates. Students arriving at Papua and New Guinea Forestry School, VS accommodation, laboratory, classroom.
Access No. 149671 | 14 mins 23 secs | 1960s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | Colour |