Tropical north

Australia, 1954

Film
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Life and work in the tropical areas of northern Queensland. Dense jungle provides a spectacle for the tourist and a challenge for the settler. Shows industries such as sugar-growing and timber-cutting, and the thriving city of Cairns. Commentator: Richard Davies

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Credits

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

producer/director

John Martin-Jones

Duration

00:09:43:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1954

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323064

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Sugar growing - Queensland

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Timber - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tree felling

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cairns (Qld.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Queensland

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Queensland - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tourist trade

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Timber - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Tree felling

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Tropical regions - Forests

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Places → Australia

Places → Cairns (Qld.)

Places → Queensland

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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