South Sea Islanders Cutting Cane

Title:
South Sea Islanders Cutting Cane
NFSA ID:
43706
Year:
1889
Category:
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Frame capture from the 27 seconds of a nitrate film showing South Sea Islander labourers cutting sugar cane at Nambour, Queensland, under the watchful eye of an overseer. One of the few pieces of footage of Melanesian labourers cutting cane in Queensland. Filmed using a static Lumière Cinematograph.

Production company:
Queensland Department of Agriculture