• Short Summary

    It was a bleak day on the New England Tablelands. An icy wind howled down?

  • Description


    Shot of trees bending in wind, horse into frame 2
    8 ft


    Cow and calf chewing feed
    10 ft


    Horse gallops across frame
    12 ft


    Horse up to gate, opens it 15, rides thru out of frame
    18 ft


    LS of sheep in open paddock, rain on hills behind
    20 ft


    LS of man on horse in rain
    21 ft


    CU horseman
    23 1/2 ft


    Lamb standing hunched up in front of mother
    25 1/2 ft


    Another lamb feeding
    28 ft


    Wind blowing in trees
    30 ft


    More lambs standing round, with mothers
    32 ft


    Lambs moving towards gate wit dog moving round behind them
    36 ft


    Front shot sheep and lambs through gate
    40 1/2 ft


    Wind blowing in tree
    41 ft


    Horseman pushes last of sheep through gate
    45 1/2 ft


    Sheep in shelter of trees
    47 1/2 ft


    Lamb rushing to its mother, towards camera
    50 ft


    Horseman, Rex, horse
    51 1/2 ft


    Tilt down from lambs to waif at 54, man in 56 1/2, picks up lamb, puts to shoulder, out of frame 62
    63 ft


    Man over to horse takes reins 69, throws lamb over saddle 70, mounts 74 rides out of frame
    76 ft


    Man past camera, lamb under arm out of frame
    81 ft


    LS homestead
    83 ft


    Girl with lambs (5 lambs 3 grown sheep)
    85 1/2 ft


    Man rides up, holds up lamb at 89
    91 ft


    Girl drops bottle walks over takes lamb at 95 1/2 walks away
    97 1/2 ft


    Two lambs at bottle
    101 ft


    LS more lambs at another bottle, girl into frame 102, takes one of the bottles and starts feeding lamb
    106 ft


    CU lamb, girl and bottle
    110 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: It was a bleak day on the New England Tablelands. An icy wind howled down from the mountain and with it came sleet and rain... It was bleak New England day.

    The calendar said it was spring.... and it had been a day earlier... Then winter, as if reluctant to surrender, made her last determined stand... Even the farmer had been fooled... And now, all his flocks, even his ewes and lambs were grazing on open paddocks of improved pasture. They had to be moved to the warmth of timbered hills, or many of them would die.

    More rain was coming, perhaps snow, and already the lambs were chilled and miserable.

    The young lambs hung behind... many of them had become separated from their mothers. Some, perhaps abandoned. Even in the shelter of the timber it would take more than an hour for them to mate up again... and where's nothing that man can do but wait patiently and watch the flock.....

    All but one found its mother and there was no answer to its pitiful bleats....
    It must be taken to the homestead, where it will become a pet. This way a life will be saved. The lamb itself is of thoroughbred parents and is worth from ten to fifteen guineas. Later when it has grown up, it will be turned out again with the ordinary flocks.

    A mother's tantrums are only one of the dangers in these flocks... More real are the dingoes, the foxes, and the cables.. which can take a grim toll of their defenceless pray...

    Back at the homestead which overlooks the lambing paddocks, it's feeding time. And already there are five waifs to be fed at least four times a day... Another will make no difference.

    There's no surprise. There are no protests... for this is part of life on the farm... Many times before she's nursed a lamb until it's well again... and as gluttonous as its brothers.

    Its first meal... and it's hungary.... a life has been saved.

    All but one found its mother and there was no answer to its pitiful bleats....
    It must be taken to the homestead, where it will become a pet. This way a life will be saved. The lamb itself is of thoroughbred parents and is worth from ten to fifteen guineas. Later when it has grown up, it will be turned out again with the ordinary flocks.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADX6YO2UP9Y8K00AEO4D4JYZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVADX6YO2UP9Y8K00AEO4D4JYZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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