We Live In This Valley (1962) Production Prints

On box  (in pen):  “We Live In This Valley” “D Gibison?.
Inside note reads: “3 metres from start break in film”

This is Reel 1 of 8 reels relating to this motion picture donated by The Morpeth Museum to the Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library of the University of Newcastle Australia in November 2013.

On box: “We Live In This Valley” K. 41028/9 1x16mm Composite Projection Print. Colour 1992′ Part C.P.12 Kinelab Pty Ltd. Motion Picture & Television Services Sydney Australia.

This is Reel 2 of 8 reels relating to this motion picture donated by The Morpeth Museum to the Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library of the University of Newcastle Australia in November 2013.

 

The two films above are two further production prints of the original documentary feature by Douglass Baglin.

They both suffer from a crop of some footage at the beginning, as well as sound in one channel only, but their overall colour balance and quality is better than the original print.

We Live in the Valley (1962) (52 mins) is a documentary film on the Hunter Valley by film maker Douglass Baglin commissioned for the Hunter Valley Co-operative Dairy Company Limited (a.k.a. “The Oak”).

Title: WE LIVE IN THIS VALLEY
Release Date: 1962
Produced as: Documentary
Media: Film
Holdings: 8 Reels We Live In This Valley, Offcuts and Projections Prints.

Summary:  Traces the Hunter River from its genesis high in the Barrington Tops through the Hunter Valley till it empties into the sea at Newcastle.

Subjects:

Barrington Tops; Water Sking on Glenbawn Dam including Fishing, Birdlife, and Oak Milk Bar; Scone;  Murrurundi; Burning Mountain at Wingen; Horse Studs; Agricultural Scientific Work; Aberdeen; Beltrees Homestead; Beef Cattle; Sheep and Wool; Merino Sheep in Merriwa Cassilis; Aerial Agriculture Fertilising; Muswellbrook; Lucerne; Oak Tankers; Dairy Production; Hunter Valley Co-operative Dairy Company’s Branxton factory; Power Generation; Denman, Widden Valley, Baramul Stud; Wheat in the Goulburn Valley; Singleton, Baroona Homestead; Aerial view of Paterson River; Maitland; Lucerne on Bolwarra Flats; Agricultural Shows; Polo; Rodeos; Cessnock and Coalfields; Vineyards and Wine; Snow and Ski-ing; Timber Getters; Paterson River and Willows; Dairying on the Paterson Gresford District; Dungog on Williams River; Chichester Dam; Poultry Farms; Raymond Terrace, Baths, Courtaulds Factory, Masonite factory, orchards; Prawners; Sixty Milers; Hexham; Main factory of Hunter Valley Co-operative Dairy Company; Milk Production; Butter; Big game fishing, Bob Dyer at Port Stephens; Oyster Beds; Broken Hill Proprietary Company Steelworks, the ‘BHP'; Wangi Power Station; Sulphide Corporation Plant; ELMA, Nobbys Signal Station; Newcastle City; Mattara Festival; Newcastle Town Hall; War Memorial Cultural Centre; William Dobell at work; King Edward Park; Transport Systems, TV and Radio; Newcastle Beach, Surf Carnivals; Lake Macquarie; Yachting; Horse Racing; Sporting; “Protect the Soil, Conserve the Water”; Children future inheritors.

Country of Origin: Australia
Production company: Douglass Baglin Photography
Commentary: James Dibble
Sound: “KINELAB”
Sponsor: Hunter Valley Co-Op Dairy Co. Ltd

Thanks to Yvonne Austin, niece of the late Douglass Baglin for granting permission on behalf of the family for this film to be made available to the wider global community.

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist

We Live In This Valley (1962) Offcuts Reel 8

Title: WE LIVE IN THIS VALLEY

Release Date: 1962

Produced as: Documentary

Media: Film

Summary:  Traces the Hunter River from its genesis high in the Barrington Tops through the Hunter Valley till it empties into the sea at Newcastle.

Country of Origin: Australia

Production company:Douglass Baglin Photography

Sponsor: Hunter Valley Co-Op Dairy Co.

Holdings: 8 Reels We Live In This Valley, Offcuts and Projections Prints

Reel 8. We Live In This Valley “Offcuts”

Subjects:

00:00-02:12 Machine Lathes and Operator at Goninans
02:13-04:19 Cattle Breeding N.S.W. Milk Board Artificial Stock Breeding Centre New England Highway Aberdeen
04:20-06:28 Weimanns Jersey Cows
06:29-06:35 Burning Mountain, Wingen
06:37-06:42 Wheat Harvesting
06:43-07:10 Cattle Breeding N.S.W. Milk Board Artificial Stock Breeding Centre New England Highway Aberdeen
07:11-07:28 Jacaranda Trees Baroona, Singleton
07:29-07:53 Singleton Park
07:54-08:20 Singleton Street Scenes
08:21-08:58 Singleton High School
08:58-10:27 Singleton Street Scenes
10:28-10:38 Baroona Homestead, Singleton
10:39-11:07 Sulphide Corporation Cockle Creek Lake Macquarie

This reel was donated to the Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library,  University of Newcastle (Australia) in November 2013 by The Morpeth Museum.

Thanks to Yvonne Austin, niece of the late Douglass Baglin for granting permission on behalf of the family for this film to be made available to the wider global community.

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist

We Live In This Valley (1962) Offcuts Reel 7

Title: WE LIVE IN THIS VALLEY

Release Date: 1962

Produced as: Documentary

Media: Film

Summary:  Traces the Hunter River from its genesis high in the Barrington Tops through the Hunter Valley till it empties into the sea at Newcastle.

Country of Origin: Australia

Production company:Douglass Baglin Photography

Sponsor: Hunter Valley Co-Op Dairy Co.

Holdings: 8 Reels We Live In This Valley, Offcuts and Projections Prints

Reel 7. We Live In This Valley “Offcuts”

Subjects:
00:00-00:06 Polo
00:07-00:21 Aerial of Entrance Newcastle Harbour Nobbys
00:22-00:35 Closeup of man’s face
00:36-01:58 Loading wool bales on vessel
01:59-02:26 Cauliflowers
02:27-04:28 Town Hall Newcastle and NESCA Building
04:29-06:12 Aerials of Singleton,NSW
06:13-06:48 Sheep dog trials
06:49-07:23 launching The William Holyman
07:24-10:16 Crowds at the Newcastle Horse Races
10:17-10:32 Emu
10:33-11:06 Kangaroos
11:07-11:30 Rain at Charlestown, NSW
11:31-11:57 Crowds at the Newcastle Races
11:58-12:14 Star Kingdom Race Horse
12:15-15:41 Water droplet in slow motion
15:42-15:51 Flower beds in King Edward Park, Newcastle
15:52-17:10 Prawning on Hunter River
17:11-17:35 Kia Ora Race Horse
17:36-18:09 Hexham Oak Factory
18:10-18:34 Prawning
18:35-19:32 Women playing tennis and Men playing tennis
19:33-19:43 Flag being hoisted
19:44-20:04 Lawn Bowls, Adamstown
20:05-20:39 Cricket
20:40-21:38 Oyster Leases
21:39-22:08 Girls in dining room of Hexham Milk Bar
22:09-23:14 Surf at Nobbys Beach
23:15-23:25 Flowers in King Edward Park
23:26-23:34 Apples
23:35-23:47 Newcastle home
23:48-23:57 Roy and Barbara
23:58-24:13 Watagans
24:14-25:16 Nelson Bay and Hawke’s Nest
25:17-25:31 Poppet Heads
25:32-26:23 Flowers at King Edward Park, Newcastle
26:24-26:37 Corn on the Cob
26:38-26:54 Side Raking Hay
26:55-27:14 Water Ski-ing at Glenbawn Dam
27:15-27:39 Hunter Valley Panorama
27:40-33:57 Aerial views of Hexham Oak Factory, BHP Sinter Plant, Newcastle, Bolwarra, Maitland, Cessnock, Denman, Scone, Muswellbrook, Farm house, Glenbawn, Barrington Tops.
33:58-35:29 Sailing through the Weeping Willows on the Paterson River.
35:30-35:41 Aerial of Hexham Oak Factory
35:42-36:10 On the Paterson River
36:11-36:54 Watering Lettuce plants
36:55-38:16 Timber getting in the Barringtons
38:17-40:25 B.H.P. Steelworks Plant Newcastle
40:26-40:52 Cattle herds
40:53-41:54 Corn fields and Harvester
41:55-43:01 Shoal Bay, Nelson’s Bay
43:02-44:10 B.H.P. Newcastle Workers at Knock Off Time, end of day shift.
44:11-44:25 Wheat silos
44:26-44:51 Oak Milk Bar at Glenbawn Dam
44:52-45:34 Barrington Timber
45:35-46:58 Grape picking at Vineyard
46:59-47:04 Barrington Timber
47:05-47:09 Grape picking at Vineyard
47:10-47:36 Barrington Timber
47:37-53:33 Muswellbrook factory
53:34-53:56 Horse sales
53:57-54:07 Scone Soil Conservation Research Station
54:08-54:16 Loading cargo on vessel and leaving harbour
54:17-54:31 Cows, polo, F. Readett A.S.S.
54:32-55:33 Assorted shots Ship leaving port, tractor, emus, kangaroos, windmill, ferns, fruit trees
55:34-57:11 Polo

This reel was donated to the Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library,  University of Newcastle (Australia) in November 2013 by The Morpeth Museum.

Thanks to Yvonne Austin, niece of the late Douglass Baglin for granting permission on behalf of the family for this film to be made available to the wider global community.

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist

We Live In This Valley (1962) – Offcuts Reel 6

Title: WE LIVE IN THIS VALLEY

Release Date: 1962

Produced as: Documentary

Media: Film

Summary:  Traces the Hunter River from its genesis high in the Barrington Tops through the Hunter Valley till it empties into the sea at Newcastle.

Country of Origin: Australia

Production company:Douglass Baglin Photography

Sponsor: Hunter Valley Co-Op Dairy Co.

Holdings: 8 Reels We Live In This Valley, Offcuts and Projections Prints

Reel 6: We Live In This Valley. Offcuts. H.V.D. Reel 22/5 [Can] 22/5.

Subjects:

00:00-01:46 Titles (Yellow)
01:47-02:09 Yachting
02:10-03:33 Water Ski-ing
03:34-03:48 Milk Processing
03:49-04:11 Wetlands Valley Vistas
04:12-04:32 Cannery and oak Powdered Milk Production Line
04:33-05:10 Milk Processing
05:11-05.29 Snow on Barrington Tops
05:30-05:44 Black
05:45-08:11 Flowing Water in stream to waterfall, opening gates on dam
08:12-08:35 Clouds in sky to Pipeline on land
08:36-08:46 Sheep at Show
08:47- 09:16 Surf Carnival at Newcastle Beach?
09:17-09:24 Checking red and yellow coloured globes
09:25-09:26 Checking weather gauge
09:27-09:31 Horses at Carnival
09:32-09:36 Blossoms
09:37-09:39 Wombat
09:40-09:44 Logging
09:45-09:48 Aerial of BHP Steelworks
09:49-09:56 Milk Bottling Plant (Morpeth)
09:57-10:01 Oak Flag
10:02-11:08 Checking Sheep’s Fleece and Sheep Show and Cattle Displays at Muswellbrook Show
11:09-11:10 Aerial of unidentified town
11:11-11:20 Water Droplet in Snow Motion
11:21-11:29 Woodchopping
11:30-11:39 Shearing sheep for wool
11:40-11:43 Wood felling
11:44-11:50 Cultivation
11:51- 11:55 Aerial of Coal Mine
11:56-12:02 Running stream
12:03-12:10 Crop spraying
12:11-12:17 Barley Field
12:18-12:23 Homestead
12:24-12:38 Muswellbrook street
12:39-12:44 Horse trials
12:45-12:58 Sheep by a River
12:59-13:05 Homestead
13:06-13:11 Aerial of Morpeth
13:12-13:15 Oak Flag
13:16-13:25 White flame? flowers
13:26-13:31 Singleton Street
13:32-13:44 Yellow Flowers “Collieopsis”
13:45-14:10 Beach girl competition
14:11- 14:12 Aerial of Paterson
14:13-14:22 Prawners
14:23-14:33 Surf Carnival Newcastle Beach?
14:34-14:49 Hay rake
14:50-14:55 Ingot of Steel at BHP Steelworks Newcastle
14:56-14:57 Tree felling
14:58-15:00 Kangaroo
15:01-15:23 Seagulls, Prawners, Vessel
15:24- 15:36 Oysters to Market on Melbourne Oyster Supply Ltd Salt Ash Truck
15:37-15:40 Cannery interior of Hexham Plant
15:41-15:47 Courtaulds, Tomago
15:48-15:51 Pouring ingot steel at BHP Steelworks Newcastle.
15:52-16:01 Aerial of Township of Paterson
16:02-16:05 Wombat
16:05-16:06 Sir Robert Menzies
16:07-16:17 Open Cut Coal Mine and Poppet Head
16:18-16:19 Sir Robert Menzies
16:19-16:22 Wheat
16:23- 16:42 Entrance into War Memorial Cultural Centre “Him and Her” Laman Street Newcastle
16:43-16:59 View of Newcastle from Shepherds Hill?
17:00-17:08 Girls at the Bogey Hole Newcastle
17:09-17:24 Harness racing “Trots”
17:25-17:26 Aerial of Muswellbrook NSW
17:27-17:43 Cloud formation
17:44-17:59 Aerial of unidentified Hunter Valley Town
18:00-18:25 Grape picking
18:26-18:39 Black
18:40-19:17 Muswellbrook Factory
19:18-20:33 View of Glenbawn Dam, Homesteads and Mountains
20:34-21:22 Horse riders at Show
21:23-21:35 Oak Flag and Milk Bar
21:36-21:49 Internal of Factory, Vats
21:50-21:57 Cows
21:58-22:13 Muswellbrook Factory
22:14-22:19 Cows
22:20-23:03 Glenbawn Dam
23:04-23:23 Open Cut Mining Operations
23:24-23:32 Milk processing
23:33-23:36 Courtaulds interiors
23:37-23:47 End of reel
23:48-24:16 The Tropical Heat Wave Show exhibits
24:17-24:54 Ferris Wheel
24:55-25:31 Deep Sea fishing
25:32-26:09 Produce at Maitland Show
26:10-26:11 Wine tasting
26:11-27:53 Bulls at Muswellbrook Show and view from Ferris Wheel
27:54-28:07 Windmill with sunlight
28:08-28:34 Rural scenes
28:35-29:04 Horse barrier trials
29:05-29:32 Harness racing (‘trots’)
29:33-30:40 Deep sea fishing and crowds at shore (Port Stephens?)
30:41-31:13 Oak Flag
31:14-31:34 Harness racing (‘trots’)
31:35-32:50 Horse barrier trials
32:51-35:38 Ferris Wheel and view of Oak Milk Bar and crowds at Show
35:39-36:04 Wine tasting
36:05-36:11 Deep sea fishing and crowds at shore (Port Stephens?)
36:12-36:18 Open cut coal mining
36:19-37:26 Rodeo events at Muswellbrook? Show
37:27-38:12 Judging Bulls at Muswellbrook Show
38:13-38:24 Pan of valley scenes
38:25-38:58 Bulls at Muswellbrook Show and side show exhibits
38:59-39:13 Oak Flag
39:14-40:29 Muswellbrook Show kids trains, crowds and side show exhibits and Oak Milk Bar
40:30-43:14 Milk processing plant
43:15-43:23 Herefords and Hay making
43:24-44:38 Open Cut Coal Mining
44:39-44:59 Milk processing plant

This reel was donated to the Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library,  University of Newcastle (Australia) in November 2013 by The Morpeth Museum.

Thanks to Yvonne Austin, niece of the late Douglass Baglin for granting permission on behalf of the family for this film to be made available to the wider global community.

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist

We Live In This Valley (1962) – Offcuts Reel 5

Title: WE LIVE IN THIS VALLEY

Release Date: 1962

Produced as: Documentary

Media: Film

Summary:  Traces the Hunter River from its genesis high in the Barrington Tops through the Hunter Valley till it empties into the sea at Newcastle.
Country of Origin: Australia

Production company: Douglass Baglin Photography

Sponsor: Hunter Valley Co-Op Dairy Co.

Holdings: 8 Reels We Live In This Valley, Offcuts and Projections Prints

Reel 5. We Live In This Valley. Offcuts. H.V.D.

Subjects:
00:00-02:56 Titles (in blue)
02:57-04:02 Black
04:03-04:59 Lobsters, Prawns, Oysters
05:00-05:58 Oak Neon Lighting
05:59-06:45 Two women holding folders walking along outdoor office walkway adjacent to flowerbeds (John Scarrs?)
06:46-07:10 Hexham factory Oak trucks driving down street
07:11-09:10 Australia map graphics
09:11-09:37 Blue Text titles
09:38-09:41 Stairway to Baroona homestead, Singleton
09:42- 09:49 Two women in white walking along pathway adjacent to purple flowers (John Scarrs?)
09:50-09:58 Four propellor Ansett ANA plane on tarmac
09:59-10:02 Kangaroos
10:03-10:04 Fishing
10:04-10:05 Baroona homestead, Singleton
10:05-10:30 Running Water over rocks
10:31-10:32 Black and white Australia outline with graphics
10:33-10:40 Windmill with sunlight
10:40-10:48 People in snow ski-ing
10:49-11:04 N.S.W. Milk Board Artificial Stock Breeding Centre New England Highway Aberdeen. (John Scarrs?)
11:05-11:12 Spinning Globe of world spinning in front of red curtain
11:13-11:24 Baron Homestead Singleton
11:25-11:32 Black and white Australia outline with graphics
11:33-11:36 Prawns
11:37-11:40 Windmill in sunlight
11:41-11:49 Hereford cattle drinking
11:50-11:54 Poppet head
11:55-11:57 People in Newcastle Crowds
11:58-12:05 Angus Cattle
12:06-12:11 Polo
12:12-12:21 Horses and foals
12:22-12:32 Trout fishing
12:33-12:43 “Conservation”, rural landscape.
12:44-12:47 Map of Australia graphics
12:48-13:09 Goat, chickens, trout fishing
13:10-13:17 Newstan Colliery?
13:18-13:21 Mattara Procession
13:22-13:37 Horse stud
13:38-13:41 Prawning,
13:42-13:48 Rural vista
13:49-13:52 Aerial of Hexham Oak Factory
13:53-13:59 Milk Bottling Plant
14:00-14:14 Rain
14:15-14:18 Widden Valley
14:19-14:22 Wildlife
14:23-14:33 Drover on horse
14:34-14:44 Plane in ascent
14:45-14:50 Milking Cows
14:51-14:58 Horse Stud
14:59-15:18 Oak Milk Truck
15:19-15:41 Lake? or Bay?
15:42-15:50 Black swans
15:51-16:00 Chickens
16:00-18:05 Rugby League Game between Lakes United (blue and gold) Western suburbs (Wests) (red and green) at No. 1 sportsground, Newcastle. (Thanks Stuart Alderman for the identification)
18:06-20:32 Lawn Bowls at National Park Bowling Club Newcastle
20:33-20:40 Water Droplet in Slow Motion
20:40-21:05 Marie Meehan(?) with babbling brook at Barrington Tops
21:06-21:35 Red on black titles “Water and Wealth” “An H.V.D. Production” “Photography by Douglass Baglin”
21:36-21:48 Trout Fishing
21:49-22:30 Forage harvester
22:30-22:48 Widden Valley Horses
22:49-22:58 Women examining fabrics at Bradford Cotton Mills
22:59-23:04 Onions
23:05-23:13 Woodchopping
23:14-23:27 Harness racing (trotting)
23:28-23:32 Sir Robert Menzies delivering a speech
23:33-23:37 Aerial of Cessnock Coal Mine
23:38-24:02 Wine tasting
24:03-24:13 Fern Trees
24:13-24:19 Oak Trucks
24:20-24:22 Pumpkins
24:23-24:33 Aerial of Muswellbrook Factory
24:34-24:39 Turkeys
24:40-24:44 Water sprays
24:45-24:52 Fingerlings
24:53-24:57 Hereford Cattle
24:58-25:15 Horse Stud
25:16-25:24 Running Water
25:25-25:34 Horse trials
25:35-25:51 Couple arriving home after fishing
25:52-25:57 Hereford at Muswellbrook Show
25:58-26:05 Running Stream
26:06-26:14 Aerial of Muswellbrook
26:15-26:24 Hotel Hunters
26:25-26:27 Trout Fishers
26:28-26:35 Prawning
26:36-26:43 Oak Trucks in Mattara Festival Newcastle
26:44-26:51 View from Commander Frank Gardner ANZAC statue at Newcastle Post Office
26:52-27:01 Oak Cheese Room
27:02-27:05 Aerial of Muswellbrook
27:06-27:11 B.H.P. Newcastle pouring off slag
27:12-27:20 Newcastle crowds
27:21-27:32 Delivery of Oak Products to home
27:33-27:40 Aerial of Grahamstown Dam
27:41-27:43 Open Cut Mine
27:44-27:47 Aerial of Shoal Bay
27:48-27:59 Rugby League Match
28:00-28:03 Big Game Fishing
28:04-28:13 Four ladies enjoying tea at the Hexham Milk Bar with an Oak truck passing by
28:14-28:18 Corn
28:19-28:27 Surf Trials
28:28-28:41 Pig and geese
28:42-28:48 Bee Keeping
28:49-28:52 People in Sporting Stand
28:53-28:57 Scene of river and mountains in background
28:58-29:02 Horse stud
29:03-29:05 TAA Plane on runway
29:05-29:10 Flowers in King Edward Park
29:11-29:56 Vessel William Holyman in dock
29:57-30:13 Trout fishing
30:14-30:24 Mattara Parade
30:25-30:31 Rural scene overlooking river
30:31-31:07 Locomotive backing up at Colliery?
31:08-31:54 Sheep
31:55-31:59 Stockman
32:00-31:04 Big Game Fishing (Port Stephens)
32:05-32:16 Loading bales of wool on ship at port (Newcastle)
32:17-32:21 Snow on Barrington Tops
32:22-32:32 Pond Wetlands
32:33-34:47 Waves on Nobbys Beach Newcastle
34:48-34:53 Upper Hunter Hereford at Muswellbrook Show
34:54-35:00 Oak Brand Boxes on truck
35:01-35:16  Aerial of [Raymond Terrace]?
35:17-35:22 Oak Flag
35:23-35:39 Unidentified streetscape in Hunter Town
35:40-35:47 Wetlands and Wildlife
35:48-36:01 Dam (Grahamstown?)
36:02-36:07 Unidentified streetscape in Hunter Town
36:08-36:09 Water drop?
36:10-36:14 Ducks
36:15-36:17 Widden Valley Horses
36:18-36:28 Harvester
36:29-36:38 Pouring steel/hot metal? and slag at BHP Steelworks
36:39-39:19 Spinning Earth Globe to stop on Australia (various takes)
39:20-39:23 Black
39:24-41:40 Oak Truck delivery of Oak Products by Milkman (various takes)
41:41-41:54 “Knockoff” End of shift at B.H.P. Steelworks Newcastle
41:55-41:59 Oak Trucks Hexham
42:00-42:08 Wool Floor
42:09-42:27 View from Ferris Wheel
42:28-42:46 Aerial of Branxton, NSW
42:47-43:01 Wool Floor
43:02-43:11 Polo
43:12- 43:27 Woodchoppers
43:28-43:35 Wheat into hold
43:36-43:44 Milk rec vap?

This reel was donated to the Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library,  University of Newcastle (Australia) in November 2013 by The Morpeth Museum.

Thanks to Yvonne Austin, niece of the late Douglass Baglin for granting permission on behalf of the family for this film to be made available to the wider global community.

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist

We Live In This Valley (1962) – Offcuts Reel 3

Title: WE LIVE IN THIS VALLEY

Release Date: 1962

Produced as: Documentary

Media: Film

Summary:  Traces the Hunter River from its genesis high in the Barrington Tops through the Hunter Valley till it empties into the sea at Newcastle.

Country of Origin: Australia

Production company:Douglass Baglin Photography

Sponsor: Hunter Valley Co-Op Dairy Co.

Holdings: 8 Reels We Live In This Valley, Offcuts and Projections Prints

Reel 3. We Live In This Valley. Offcuts. H.V.D. “Kinelab 28th Jan 64″ in pencil. Colour. Silent.

Subjects: actual on film.
00:00 – 00:51 View of Newcastle City from Harbour;
00:52 – 00:54 Loading Coal onto Ship
00:55 – 01:03 Locomotive backing up, sand in foreground
01:05 – 01:27 Two men walking past large unidentified plant
01:28 – 01:42 Kids playing
01:43 – 01:45 Blank
01:46 – 02:26 Inside of butter manufacturing and packing plant.
02:27 – 05:56 Loading Coal onto Ship, view of coal operations vessels in port of Newcastle
05:57 – 07:50 Various shots of sun’s rays through clouds over rural landscape
07:51 – 07:53 Blank
07:54 – 09:38 Cows
09:39 – 10:00 Distant car on Kayuga Bridge Muswellbrook rural landscape
10:01 – 10:12 Black
10:13 – 10:28 Resume Kayuga Bridge Muswellbrook rural landscape
10:29 – 12:33 Yacht and boats moored on lake? Ship’s rudder, various scenes
12:34 – 14:13 We Live In Thus Valley Titles
14:14 – 14:56 Road to Oak factory, Muswellbrook?
14:57 – 15:59 Dairy cows herds and milking
16:00 – 17:32 Interior of Factory (Courtaulds? Tomago Plant)
17:33 – 18:01 Paterson River?

One foolscap page included with the original reel listed the following: “Courtaulds Interiors; Paterson River;Darcy ? Dairy; Bulk Delivery; Bulk Muswellbrook Factory; We Live In This Valley Titles; Toronto; M’Brook Bridge; Ships Rudder ?; Fresian Herd; Weidners Jerseys?; Sunset; Mechanical Coal Loading; Sulphide; Newcastle; John Scarrs; Butter Room; BHP Loading; May derr swimming?; Titles; Ray[mond] Terrace Streets; Diving; Singleton Park; Dungog Houses; Dungog Sign Post; Burning Mountain; Maitland Bridge; Singleton baths?; Singleton Park.”

This reel was donated to the Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library,  University of Newcastle (Australia) in November 2013 by The Morpeth Museum.

Thanks to Yvonne Austin, niece of the late Douglass Baglin for granting permission on behalf of the family for this film to be made available to the wider global community.

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist

We Live In This Valley (1962)

We Live in the Valley (1962) (52 mins) is a documentary film on the Hunter Valley by film maker Douglass Baglin commissioned for the Hunter Valley Co-operative Dairy Company Limited (a.k.a. “The Oak”).

Title: WE LIVE IN THIS VALLEY
Release Date: 1962
Produced as: Documentary
Media: Film

Summary:  Traces the Hunter River from its genesis high in the Barrington Tops through the Hunter Valley till it empties into the sea at Newcastle.

Subjects:

Barrington Tops; Water Sking on Glenbawn Dam including Fishing, Birdlife, and Oak Milk Bar; Scone;  Murrurundi; Burning Mountain at Wingen; Horse Studs; Agricultural Scientific Work; Aberdeen; Beltrees Homestead; Beef Cattle; Sheep and Wool; Merino Sheep in Merriwa Cassilis; Aerial Agriculture Fertilising; Muswellbrook; Lucerne; Oak Tankers; Dairy Production; Hunter Valley Co-operative Dairy Company’s Branxton factory; Power Generation; Denman, Widden Valley, Baramul Stud; Wheat in the Goulburn Valley; Singleton, Baroona Homestead; Aerial view of Paterson River; Maitland; Lucerne on Bolwarra Flats; Agricultural Shows; Polo; Rodeos; Cessnock and Coalfields; Vineyards and Wine; Snow and Ski-ing; Timber Getters; Paterson River and Willows; Dairying on the Paterson Gresford District; Dungog on Williams River; Chichester Dam; Poultry Farms; Raymond Terrace, Baths, Courtaulds Factory, Masonite factory, orchards; Prawners; Sixty Milers; Hexham; Main factory of Hunter Valley Co-operative Dairy Company; Milk Production; Butter; Big game fishing, Bob Dyer at Port Stephens; Oyster Beds; Broken Hill Proprietary Company Steelworks, the ‘BHP'; Wangi Power Station; Sulphide Corporation Plant; ELMA, Nobbys Signal Station; Newcastle City; Mattara Festival; Newcastle Town Hall; War Memorial Cultural Centre; William Dobell at work; King Edward Park; Transport Systems, TV and Radio; Newcastle Beach, Surf Carnivals; Lake Macquarie; Yachting; Horse Racing; Sporting; “Protect the Soil, Conserve the Water”; Children future inheritors.

Country of Origin: Australia
Production company: Douglass Baglin Photography
Commentary: James Dibble
Sound: “KINELAB”
Sponsor: Hunter Valley Co-Op Dairy Co. Ltd

Thanks to Yvonne Austin, niece of the late Douglass Baglin for granting permission on behalf of the family for this film to be made available to the wider global community.

Thanks also to Mr Peter Smith and Greg & Sylvia Ray who located and transferred the original 16mm film reels to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections Archives for perpetual custody.

For further background see:

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1742806/hunter-valley-1960s-documentary-star-video/

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/921986/gallery-hunter-history-unearthed/

http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2012/11/15/50-years-of-nbn-old-film-shines-light-on-hunter-valley/

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist