Among the Hardwoods

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1936, 10 Minutes

This is a remarkable film on timber gathering in the great forests of Western Australia, from a time when logging was still regarded as romantic. The style is also remarkable, because the epic scenes of felling huge trees don’t have a commentary. However, it has retained its original intertitles.

Among the Hardwoods celebrates the nobility of work, but is also a fascinating film on work methods made with a great deal of skill and elegance.

Note: This documentary was originally produced as a silent film in 1926 but was re-released in 1936 with a soundtrack comprised entirely of natural sounds.

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The Karri Forest 1963, 27 Minutes

Pemberton Forest, a Karri forest in the southwest region of Western Australia, is the site of a youth camp for school children. In this film, forest officers explain various aspects of forestry and associated industries to the students.

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Producer: Lyn Maplestone

Cinematographers: Bert Ive, Lacey Percival

Year: 1936

Total Running time: 37

Classification: Exempt from classification

Region: 0

Curriculum Links: Biodiversity, Conservation & Land Management, Forestry, Geography, Environmental Studies, Science (general and biology), SOSE, HSIE (Geography Stage 6), History, English. Of particular relevance to NSW Geography Stage 5A3 'Issues in Australian Environments'.

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