Title Details

Air Road to Gold, The

Shows aerial transport in New Guinea and the building of gold dredges at Bulolo.
Year : 1933 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Titles. Aerials over New Guinea settlement, Salamaua, along narrow spit of land. Pans across scenic village, line of native carriers through shallow water. MS across rope suspension bridge and view from one end of bridge looking across. High angle shot over New Guineans bearing load on poles across shoulders. Shot of bay at Lae with steamer ship off shore and outrigger canoes with natives in foreground. Drums being unloaded from hold of ship onto barge. Barrels of petrol rolled ashore. Cases carried ashore by natives. Steel girders unloaded by crane. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 42433 | 2 mins 18 secs | 1930s | Salamaua, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Aerodrome at Lae. Shots large three propellered planes taxis on runway. Steel girder loaded into planes through open roof. Smaller W34 plane being loaded. Native workers cut grass from runway by hand. MS small W34 taxis on runway with large G31 plane behind. Propellers on G31 started by man standing on nose of plane. G31 plane taking off. Interior shot of open cockpit and CU of controls as plane flies over clouds and rugged mountains. VS aerials of mountains, rivers, including Bulolo, and waterfalls. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 42435 | 2 mins 50 secs | 1930s | Lae, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Approach to runway cut into jungle in valley of rugged landscape POV pilot in plane. GS G31 plane landing and WS crowd of New Guineans meeting plane. GS Caterpillar tractor towing plane to unloading point. VS unloading building material by crane. MS G31 plane taking off. CU cockpit interior in flight. Aerials from plane over clouds and jungle. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 128607 | 1 min 40 secs | 1930s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Aerials over Edie Creek Gold field the site of the first gold find in 1926. Aerial Wau aerodrome. New Guineans unloading W 34 plane and VS of gold field. Consignment of gold wrapped in bags sits on rear wing of plane. W 34 plane taking off again. Front on shot of G 31 plane landing in Bulolo. WS iron and machinery spread on ground at construction yard. VS construction of large dredge at Bulolo River. WS twelve aeroplanes G 31's and W 34's and bi-planes. Officials and dignitaries in attendance for celebration of opening of dredging project. Shots of dredge working. Shots of planes lining up to take off. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 128608 | 3 mins 44 secs | 1930s | Wau, Bulolo, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |