Title Details

Sunny Harvest

The growing, canning and export marketing of canned fruit
Year : 1959 | Total Duration : 18 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : John Gray |
Rainy English street with red double-decker bus and pedestrian traffic. Boy in school clothes looking out of window complaining about rain. Boy looking at can of sliced pineapples then asking his father about pineapple trees as they sit around breakfast table. Father looks through photo album and shows son a photograph of pineapple plantation. Pineapple plantations with workers in foreground picking pineapples from rows and putting them into baskets. Plantation workers taking break under shady tree and slicing up pineapple. Young workers laughing. Young man climbing aboard crates of pineapples on back of truck and getting ride into cannery. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 41157 | 3 mins 21 secs | 1950s | UK; Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CUs pineapples being loaded into conveyor belt in pineapple cannery and young man inspecting the rejected cores after processing. CUs of pineapples being skinned and cored. MS stencilling of destinations on boxes of pineapples. Young man joining driver of semitrailer laden with boxes of pineapples. CUs and pans of fire burning in sugar cane plantation at night. High WS valley of sugar cane plantations with river in foreground and hills in background. Young man walking along train tracks through sugar cane past canecutters then hopping aboard steam cane train. WS cane train pulling stacks of sugar cane over bridge over river trailing smoke. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 135549 | 2 mins 36 secs | 1950s | Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU young woman in wide-brimmed hat picking black grapes from vine. VS women in vineyard picking grapes then loading boxes onto horse-drawn wagon. CU draught horse towards camera. WS stockman on horse herding cattle and various WS cattle across pastures. Young man riding horse on cattle station with Aboriginal farm stockman companion. WS cattle being herded down steep slope to river with high shots over several cattle in river. WS herd of cattle being led across wide bush landscape. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 135552 | 1 min 21 secs | 1950s | Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
English family reminiscing around breakfast table, father smoking cigarette. Passenger liner coming into Sydney Heads. Young man in trench coat taking photograph of Sydney building from ship's rails. Passenger aboard liner coming into Sydney Harbour. Large office building at East Circular Quay. Ship sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge and around Harbour. Boxes of Australian goods with stencilled destinations, logos and gradings on sides of boxes, crates and bags. Wool bales being hoisted onto ship. Boxes of canned fruit being hoisted onto ship. Man at crane. Reflections from water dancing on side of ship. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 135553 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1950s | UK; Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Downpour of rain outside grocery store in Shepparton, Victoria. People leaving shops in car and driving away. Woman and young people entering kitchen and taking off wet raincoats. Serving tea and young man eating peach. Irrigation ditch and orchard. People tending orchard with man raking grass, bees in white blossoms on fruit trees. VS Irrigation, ditches, rows of fruiting trees, irrigation wheel. Orchard worker and son guiding irrigation channel with spades. Pears hanging from branches. Twin girls bringing basket of lunch to father and brother. Goulburn River surrounded by bush. Two boys in canoe and several Rainbow Lorikeets in eucalypt. Canoe landing on sandy bank. White water rapids. Fast flowing water over dam wall and water tumbling down. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 135556 | 3 mins 27 secs | 1950s | Shepparton,Vic, Australia, Goulburn Valley | © NFSA | Colour |
Murrumbidgee irrigation town of Leeton. CU large peach being picked from branch and fruit-pickers up ladders picking peaches as tractor passes by. Young men and women gathering peaches into aprons and CUs emptying peaches into boxes. CU gloved hand picking pineapple from spiky leaves people picking pineapples. Fruit-pickers walking towards camera silhouetted at sunset. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 135558 | 1 min 27 secs | 1950s | Murrumbidgee, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Apricot halves being blurrily shaken on machinery and VS fruits including peaches, apricots, pears and pineapples going through several phases of processing in cannery. CU destination of London being stencilled onto box and CU tins of labelled fruits displayed on revolving stands. Brands include SPC, KY, Tom Piper, Letona, Ardmona and IXL. Zoom to graphic of UK within map of Australia with cans of fruit rotating towards UK. CU bowl of fruit salad and WS of mother serving it to family gathered at dining table. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 135560 | 2 mins 54 secs | 1950s | Murrumbidgee, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |