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Titles tagged with ‘logging’

9 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

From the Bush to the Bungalow documentary – 1920

Produced at a time when the timber industry was considered romantic, Bush Bungalow shows the power of nature and man’s ability to conquer it.

Timber Getting in New South Wales documentary – c1925

Wood choppers balance on thin planks while rigorously swinging their axes. A silent film looking at the timber industry in New South Wales in the 1920s.

Home sponsored film – c1936

Dedicated to 'home builders and home lovers everywhere’, this film looks at the changing landscape in house building from the first settlers to modern homeowners.

Tall Timbers feature film – 1937

The finale, in which a whole hillside of trees are felled, was shot as a miniature in the studio after repeated attempts on location.

Timber sponsored film – 1947

Timber communicates a romantic perspective of logging and the timber industry – both seen as having minimal negative environmental impact.

Give Trees a Chance: The Story of Terania Creek documentary – 1980

This recording of an anti-logging protest is one of many documentaries made in the 1980s that reflect growing concern about progress at the expense of the environment.

Loggerheads documentary – c1990

Since European settlement, half of Australia’s forests and three-quarters of its rainforests have been cleared.

Blinky Bill’s Fire Brigade television program – 1992

Blinky Bill is an iconic Australian character much loved by generations of children, through the books and more recently through these television series.

Maintaining the Links: Maintenance of Historic Timber Bridges in NSW sponsored film – 2001

This film from the RTA Oral History Program documents the history of timber bridge design and construction in New South Wales.