Reel No. 6: Oceania (1940)


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Time: 25:40  

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Film Id:F16-0692
Film Description:Edited travelogue
with narrative titles
Australia (Port Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne)
New Zealand (Wellington, Thermal District)
American Samoa (Pago Pago)


Title: Sydney Harbour
Scenes of the harbor
Title: Blue Mountains
Looks a bit like Grand Canyon
Ornamental grasses
Title: Bottle brush
Demonstrating how the flower looks like a bottle
Title: Wallabies
Shots of small jumping wallabies from above
Title; Jenolin Caves
Title Kangaroos
Mrs Dixon [?] attempting to feed a kangaroo
Title Koala bear park
Koalas all over the trees.
Again feeding kangaroos.
People patting the bears in front of a sign that says "Please do not touch the bears"
Title: Melbourne, Tuberose begonias.
Flowers in a greenhouse.
Planes flying in formation
Title: Botanical garden
Scenes of flowering shrubs
Title: Black swam, Native of Australia
With a little girl and a lady attempts to feed them.
Ornamental grasses
Ocean from shipboard
Title: "New Zealand: The Scenic Playground of the Pacific"
Title: Wellington Harbour
Scenes of harbor from clifftop
Title: Trout streams
Gushing rivers
Title: Blow hole a natural vent of dry steam in the thermal district
The steam, and a piece of newspaper catching fire from its heat
Tossing objects in to the flume of heat to throw upward
Walking down from the geyser
A smoking landscape
Trickling water from mountainside
Geysers, bubbling mud
Title: The bridal veil
A particular waterfall over rocks with steam
Roaring river
Teapots getting heated in hot springs
Title: A Mauri baby
A lady holds up her infant son in diapers in the doorway of her home, smiling
View of the air strip.
Title: Suva Fiji
The harbor from the docks. Men gazing at the camera
Title: A native village
Fijian people, some in costumes for tourists, others standing around. Some in full ceremonial regalia
People on the beach
Beach hut
Title: Policemen
Two Fiji men in local police costumes, then Mrs. Dixon holding hands with one, swinging arms
Title: Fire walkers
A large pit. In the distance onlookers, including tourists. Preparing the pit. Mounding grasses on the flanes. People seem to be in grass skirts as well.
Title: Nukalofa, Friendly Islands
People walking towards the cameras. Curious children
The surf hitting rocks at shoreline and blowholes
Title: Flying foxes
A tree full of what look like hanging bats
Title: Pago Pago American Samoa
Young children posing in front of homes.
Other people near their homes
Video Category:Travelogue
Film Creator:Mrs. J. Shipley Dixon
Topics:Touring, Tourism, Australia, Port Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, Wellington, Thermal District, Geysers, Fiji, Nukalofa, American Samoa, Pago Pago
Tags: American Samoa | Australia | Fiji | Geysers | Melbourne | New Zealand | Nuku'alofa, (Tonga) | Pago pago | Port Darwin | Sydney | Thermal District | Tourism | Wellington
Rights:All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org.

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