• Short Summary

    Australian lumberjacks show off their skills with their choppers in a competition.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Sydney, Australia. Woodchopper Champions' 'Derby'. Australia's finest experts compete for the Axeman's greatest honour - & thousands of pounds in bets."

    Sydney, Australia.

    A row of men (all wearing vests) chop at logs of wood with axes. A large crowd are watching. A loud cheer goes up when one of the men chops right through the log.

    Men competing to chop their way through large upright poles. C/U one of the men, high up the pole, hacking away with his axe. Pan along the line of other competitors. They all look like skilled lumberjacks. The camera returns to the first man who chops his way through the log.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    677.19
    Media URN:
    5043
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:40:00 / 01:32:05:00
    Canister:
    32/47

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