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Lure of the Flinders

Views of the Flinders Range, South Australia.
Series : Around Australia | Episode : 3 | Year : 1962 | Total Duration : 13.5 Minutes | Producer : R J Edwards
Director : John Kingsford Smith |
Graphic map of Australia with Flinders region of South Australia marked. Aerial views of Flinders Ranges showing rippling mountain formations and travelling shots of ranges. WS of treed landscapes with mountains in background. Pan across green hills dotted with trees. WS house of early settler Henry Price at Wilpena. WS horse tied to shed and cart next to shed. VS early grave and zoom into epitaph on gravestone. WS small child in front of Wilpena homestead then MS of him at wire fence looking to camera.
Access No. 145232 | 1 min 46 secs | 1960s | Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial views over the natural basin of Wilpena Pound. WS across landscape to edge of mountain wall surrounding the Pound. VS two woman walking along rocky creek bed and fallen logs into Wilpena Pound. WS women approaching old stone home built by early settler. VS of home and MS of women (note cat's eye sunglasses). GS rusted machinery. WS rusted spoilers at Blinman. LS to former copper mining town of Blinman. Tilt down abandoned copper mines.
Access No. 145233 | 1 min 17 secs | 1960s | Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of two women walking towards the historic sandstone ruins of the old Kanyaka settlement. VS of women walking around the ruins. Various WS of mountain vistas featuring a variety of rock formations, quartzites and colourful grasses. VS men on horseback rounding up sheep in pens and droving sheep across pastures. MS farmer with cigarette handing from mouth patting horse. CU cut out tin dogs posted on roadside along highway to deter sheep from passing. CU woman in pulling up to look at them (note cat's eye sunglasses). WS women in car pulling up to Wilpena chalet at foot of Wilpena Pound. GS of them entering the chalet (one carrying a TAA bag).
Access No. 145234 | 2 mins 28 secs | 1960s | Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS car climbing dirt road to Willow Springs Lookout to stone cairn at summit. GS of women from car adding stones to cairn. LS to jagged mountain ranges in background. GS woman photographing flowers (wild hops) in the Moolooloo district. CUs to woman walking through patch of hops. High angle WS of car driving along dirt road towards Brachina Gorge with mountain rising at strange angle. WS car making it's way along rough road into gorge. VS passengers getting out of car and looking at fossilised remains on rocks. ECUs of fossils. CU shingleback lizard on dry leaves and sticking blue tongue out. MS women picking up stone to look at fossil (note sunglasses). ECU to fossils.
Access No. 145235 | 2 mins 34 secs | 1960s | Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle WS over cars and caravan climbing dirt road leading to Bunyeroo Gorge with jagged mountain range in distance. GS large rounded hill. WS tourists alighting from tour bus and high angle WS over them enjoying picnic barbecue under river gums on creek banks. VS of meat cooking on hotplate. WS picturesque light shining through smoke rising between gum trees. VS tourists eating and drinking from tea cups. WS of three people climbing down narrow gorge of Black Canyon. VS of the trio looking at early Aboriginal rock carvings in circular patterns on granite.
Access No. 145236 | 2 mins 23 secs | 1960s | Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Travelling aerials over undulating mountainous terrain of the Flinders Ranges past St Mary's Peak, the highest point in the Flinders. Various views of three people bushwalking and climbing to St Mary's Peak past Grass Trees. WS views of mountain vistas opening up as they climb. MS of them adding small stones to the cairns on rock edges which act as markers for all climbers. High angle view of walkers climbing narrow ledge with drop to valley far below. VS as they reach the summit and WS view across to ranges opposite. Tilt MS of the two women in 1960s hats and sunglasses. MS woman taking photograph of view. WS of tree.
Access No. 145237 | 3 mins 4 secs | 1960s | Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |