• Short Summary

    Australians establish a sheep station at Kerowagi, New Guinea.

  • Description

    Kerowagi, New Guinea.

    Title reads 'Wool in a Weird Land'.

    MS. Map of New Guinea, pointing out position of new sheep station. LS. Countryside at Kerowagi with native man standing in centre foreground. LS. Surrounding mountains showing crowds of native people filing down into the valley. MS. Native people passing camera chanting - natural sound. LS. Hills and mountains. LS. People on narrow road. MS. People with poles on their shoulders, marching. LS. Prepared airstrip with a Dakota aircraft on it. People coming to see it. MS. Aircraft with people looking at it. MS. Aircraft. People surrounding the plane while Australian men bring sheep out of plane. MS. People catching hold of sheep. MS. People carrying sheep. MS. More sheep jumping out of plane. LS. Sheep running with people chasing them, pan. LS. People chasing sheep. SCU. Sir Edward J. Hallstrom, Sydney philanthropist who gave $20,000 to establish the station, talking to native people. SCU. Chief of a native tribe. LS. Hills and mountains, pan down to people and sheep in clearing.

    MS. Native people with elaborate head dress and face jewellery looking over stockade into sheep pen. LS. Sheep being taken out of pen. MS. Sheep flock being driven by shepherds. LS. Sheep (2 shots). LS. Australian white men and natives walking through jungle. MS. People sitting on ground mourning a dead tribesman clustered around the corpse. MS. People sitting around corpse. CU. A man. CU. Mother and two children mourning. SCU. Man covering himself with mud to show his sorrow. MS. Mother and children mourners. MS. Australian and native people walking past camera. LS. Nondugal where the station will be set up. LS. People with Captain Ned Blood, native affairs expert and manager of sheep station. Mr Hallstrom also seen. Pan around crowd of native men. MS. Hallstrom and Blood addressing the crowd. SCU. Captain Blood. CU. Tribe Chief. MS. Mr Hallstrom with sheep demonstrated to people around. SCU. Hallstrom and sheep, he explains what the wool is and what it is used for. CU. People listening. MS. Crowd with Hallstrom.

    SCU. Native women being given teaspoon of lipstick powder in return for vegetables they have bought - they mix it with pig fat and smear it over face, voiceover informs. MS. Women. SCU. Mrs Blood and daughter Susan, they are the only white women for miles. MS. Native girls. SCU. Line of native girls. SCU. Native girl. SCU. Native girl. MS. People around camera. SCU. Two pretty women being photographed. CU. Native warrior. CU. Warrior. MS. Woman doing washing with several men looking on. SCU. People looking on. LS. Greasy pole with native youth at bottom. MS. Two youths at bottom of pole. MS. Three people at bottom of pole. MS. Two men attempting to climb pole and slipping. SCU. Two pretty women. LS. Man climbing up pole, nearing top. He rubs fat off as he proceeds. LS. Man nearing top of pole. MS. Man at top, getting football at top and sliding down again. SCU. Woman. SCU. Man with tom-tom drum - natural sound. LS. People dancing traditional dance. MS. People dancing with bows and arrows. SCU. Section of dancing party, pan over the rest of the crowd. Several shots of the people dancing. SCU. Two dancers' feet. MS. People dancing. LS. People dancing. SCU. Chief looking out over the valley. LS. Valley with sheep grazing. LS. Airstrip showing aircraft.

    (Comb. B/W)

    Date found in the old record - 21/02/1949.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:09:00 / 01:50:14:00
    UN 2070 B

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