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Among the Hardwoods

Among the Hardwoods

1936, 10 Minutes. Exempt from classification.

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 timber cutters felling huge trees do not have a commentary. Among the Hardwoods was originally produced as a silent film in 1926 but was re-released in 1936 with a soundtrack comprised entirely of natural sounds. Lacking a commentary, it retained its original intertitles (onscreen captions). The film celebrates the nobility of work methods involving dexterous skill and elegance.

© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

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DVD EXTRA - THE KARRI FOREST (1963, 27 MINS)

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 children.

© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

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