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Australia in New Guinea
Description: An documentary film about New Guinea in the 1940s.
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Clip #: TFA-393B
Length: 21:02
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Australia
Country: New Guinea
Subject: Native Life
Original: 16mm
1940s, Singapore, market, Singaporeans, Indonesia, women washing and wringing out laundry, men pounding laundry on bench to dry, New Guinea, indigenous people of New Guinea, Papuans, New Guineans, tribespeople, nose piercings including bones, aerial mountain range, tribespeople in traditional attire smiling and running up to camera, white female missionary holding baby and talking with indigenous people, funeral practices, women wearing white around their eyes, men wearing nets made from deceased person’s hair, children and adults covering their heads with mats made from pandanus leaves, pre-war “Kiap” administrative patrol accompanied by indigenous New Guineans trekking to uncontrolled areas in mountainous area, patrol encountering tribe, tribespeople crossing rope bridge, patrol officers shaking hands with tribespeople, tribespeople constructing temporary shelters for patrol, exchange of gifts including salt for tribespeople, fire started from rubbing string-like piece of bamboo and soft wood, vegetables and meat wrapped in leaves being cooked over fire, Bulolo, Junker planes transporting dredging equipment parts and being assembled on dredging site, gold dredging, gold melted down, gold bars being loaded into plane, rubber tapping, indigenous people carrying buckets of tapped rubber poles on carrying poles, indigenous schoolchildren in uniforms marching outside, children learning arithmetics and English in classes held outdoors, World War II, indigenous New Guineans being trained to aid Australian Army, indigenous soldiers marching and learning how to use artillery, Australian troops trekking through dense jungle, Kokoda Trail, indigenous New Guineans carrying wounded Australian soldiers on stretchers, indigenous men being awarded medals, post-war reconstruction, indigenous men clearing plantation groves, white man examining coconut and tossing it, overturned dredge being righted using high-pressure nozzles to move debris away, trees felled and used for timber, indigenous men sawing logs in sawmill, white and indigenous workers constructing wood framed building, Port Moresby, cityscape, skyline, post WWII rebuilding, Papua Hotel, paved streets, indigenous pedestrians in traditional and modern attire, port, indigenous stevedores, cargo ships, Qantas Empire Airways, indigenous workers unloading luggage from plane, oil derrick, oil exploration, oil surveyor retrieving rock specimen from stream for testing, rock samples analyzed at Port Moresby paleontology lab, boat building, shipbuilding, indigenous boat builders, teacher’s training school under government direction, Department of Public Health Native Medical and Hygiene Training School Malahang, indigenous male students, indigenous medical workers administering intravenous injection to combat tropical disease, Nondugal, tribesmen in ceremonial dress greeting Governor General of Australia William Mckell, upon his arrival at airport, Governor General shaking hands with chieftains, chief giving welcoming speech into microphone, tribespeople performing ceremonial dances, conference with Administrator of the Australian Territories of Papua and New Guinea Colonel Jack Keith Murray and other officials discussing sheep growing project, sheep husbandry, Romney Marsh sheep being shepherded by indigenous New Guineans, indigenous men watching trained Kelpie dog herd sheep, indigenous students being trained in sheep drenching and shearing, indigenous women being trained how to weave wool

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