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Submitted: Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 21:59
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Hi all this will test the old memory cells , just bought a copy of northern safari (dvd and book ) and it reminded me of a movie I seen a "few years ago". I were in grade 6, the year 1966. I think the film was made by BP but unsure, it was about outback Australia and featured a lot of road trains and cattle stations. I remember it coming to our school ( small rural one) some of the images have remained with me all this time. Does any one know what the film was ? and can a copy be obtained ?. Big ask I know but if you don't ask etc etc.

Cheers Warren
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Reply By: Peter W - Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 23:51

Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 23:51
Hi Warren,

A stab in the dark.
Was it "The Cattle Carters" from 1962? A BP film.
Frank Ifield sang the theme song.
Google "The Cattle Carters" and there are a couple of You Tube excerpts that may ring a bell.

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Reply By: member - mazcan - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 00:08

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 00:08
hi warren b
i recall it and there is a possibility that the abc shop may have or be able to get u a copy cheers hny
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Reply By: Life Member - esarby (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 07:57

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 07:57
Try this it may jog your memory


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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 15:12

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 15:12
lol.... the Missus fetches the beer and gets short shrift for taking her time.
The truckie downs a beer or two and gets into the road train.... no zero alcohol in those days.
An untrained driver takes over. No special licence required? No training other than a bad mouthed put down.

Lovely old film. and now back to watch some more. ...
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 15:30

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 15:30
and further in...

Health and safety a bit different in those days. Jump off a truck instead of backing down ... even from the roof.

No seat belts of course.

The two blokes chase a wheel over very rocky landscape down a hill at a flat out run... even though the last driver copped a broken ankle last trip..

The Station owner shows the Pom his 'boys' who just happen to be putting on a corroboree.

Later swam of 'ants' attack the Pom... even thought they are only termites!

Not to worry.... some 'native boys' help them out and get dressed up in bandages and given a cigarette each.... very entertaining for our Pom...

Cook up a bit of tucker.... throw the rubbish to one side.

I used to show these films to kids in my little bush schools when I was head teacher.... We thought that they were good learning experiences.... now I look back and wonder what they did learn.

Okay.... I might have a look at the second bit of the movie.
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 15:55

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 15:55
and the second part on youtube. It's 40 degrees outside so I'm enjoying killing a bit of time before I go out to work again.


Terrible 'put downs'... almost bullying of the Pom.

I've never heard of a 12" shifter called a 'crescent' before.

Not the best snake killer either! I'd have dropped my hat on it.

BTW.. notice that whenever you get a glimpse of the back of the truck there are no cattle in it?

The truck stops.... the truckie opens the bonnet in the dark, turns side on and has half a look and decides that "She's dead". Good mechanic?

In the morning he heads off for help.... a long walk without any water.... in the outback.

Splutter.... !!! The Pom then fixes the fuel line WITH A BANDAIDE... while he smokes a fag!!!!

It all works out fine in the end. Kinda

Thanks for filling in a bit of my hot afternoon... back to building the house.

Cheers Royce

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Follow Up By: Member - OnYaBike - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 23:50

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 23:50
With my first 5 pound tool allowance as an apprentice in the sixties I bought a swag of quality tools, and one of the brands I was told to look for was Crescent. I had a pair of Crescent side cutters for nearly 30 years until lost by my kids as they were growing up.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 04, 2012 at 10:24

Wednesday, Jan 04, 2012 at 10:24
Crescent (brand)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crescent Type Hand tools
Owner Cooper Industries
Country USA
Introduced 1907
Previous owners Crescent Niagara Corporation, Crescent Tool Company
Website www.cooperhandtools.com/brands/crescent/

Crescent, originally called the Crescent Tool Company, is a brand of hand tools. Founded in 1907, the Crescent brand has changed ownership multiple times. It is currently owned by Cooper Industries as part of its Cooper Hand Tools division. It is best known for its style of adjustable wrench,[1] to the extent that adjustable wrenches of any brand are commonly called "Crescent wrenches."[2]
[edit] History

The Crescent Tool Company was founded in Jamestown, New York, by Karl Peterson and Edward J. Worcester in 1907. It is considered "one of the crown jewels of Jamestown's industry".[3] The company soon became known for its adjustable wrenches.[3]

In 1927, Charles Lindberg, for tools brought only pliers and a Crescent wrench on his famous solo flight across the Atlantic.[4] In fact, Lindberg said that he brought only "gasoline, sandwiches, a bottle of water, and a Crescent wrench and pliers".[5] Also, there was a rumor that Richard Evelyn Byrd, on his initial journey to Alaska, had a Crescent wrench in his provisions.[3]

An 1857 patent by Edward J. Worcester is a progenitor of modern adjustable wrenches.[6] The Swedish company Bahco and inventor Johan Petter Johansson are also credited with the design of modern adjustable wrenches.

The Crescent Tool Company was acquired by a group of investors in 1960 after Marvin Peterson, Karl's son, sold it.[4] The company was renamed the Crescent Niagara Corporation. In 1968, Crescent Niagara was acquired by Cooper Industries, where it remains as a brand of hand tools.[7]


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"He who lie underneath automobile with tool in hand,
....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Follow Up By: Warren B - Wednesday, Jan 04, 2012 at 21:16

Wednesday, Jan 04, 2012 at 21:16
Thanks guys, hit the nail on the head the 15 mins on you tube bought back memories now to get my hand on a copy. spent the other hot day watching old tom kruze doing the mail run like you royce instead of lining the sun room.

thanks again Cheers Warren
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Reply By: lindsay - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 12:47

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 12:47
Try the film archives mob in Canberra they do or used to sell olf films. I bought the set of Walkabout made in the 50's by Charles Chivell. Good viewing would not get away with the local descriptions now.
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Reply By: Smiley Bill - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 21:44

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2012 at 21:44
Hi Warren B,

If you're interested i noticed the latest edition of "Truckin' Life" magazine has a dvd featuring Road train footage going back a few years.

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