• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Australia. Woodchoppers' Champion Derby. Australia's finest experts compete for the axemans's greatest honour and thousands of pounds of bets."

    Australia.

    Lumberjacks compete in chopping through thick pieces of wood with axes. Some slow motion shots of the cutting work. Good shots of one axe man demonstrating his technique.

    Intertitle reads: "Now the ladies! ... 'have a go'."

    Women compete in similar event using axes to chop logs. Various shots of women wielding axes.

    Intertitle reads: "Champions of 1953."

    Young children practice using their axes chopping wood.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    703.25
    Media URN:
    6113
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:06:00 / 01:38:03:00
    Canister:
    33/31

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