Textile technician

Australia, 1969


Episode of Series “Is this your career series”
Complex machinery is necessary at the various levels of textile manufacture. Follows the raw cotton through the spinning mill as it is processed into yarn. Then to the knitting mill, where yarn is woven into knitted garments. In the weaving mill, entirely different processes are carried out by different machines. Throughout the film, textile technicians are seen servicing this specialised machinery, some of which can tie the ends of broken yarn together again.

Previously on display

22 April 2019

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Where to watch/play

Available to watch on ACMI premises over WiFi for purposes of research and study


production company

Mutual Film Corporation

Career Productions



Production places
Production dates

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Group of items

Is this your career series


Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier




Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Career education

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Machinery

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Manufacturing processes

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Occupations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Textile industry

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Vocational guidance

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Machinery

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Career education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Vocational guidance

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Machinery

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




Black and White


16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

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