"From the Bush to the Bungalow"
This is the title of a high
quality15 minute silent movie documentary about the Victorian sawmilling industry, made in 1920, and
shot in the
It comprises four clips.
One of the clips is "The Mill Township".
In the opening shot the camera pans across the township, showing wooden cottages and huts with smoking chimneys.
More intertitles follow, 'The bachelors have separate quarters’, 'A strong characteristic of the mountain mill
towns is the copious supply of excellent water’ and 'The healthy appetites of the mill workers is provided
for at the boarding house which receives its supplies per the timber railway’.
The clip includes shots
of a cottage with a picket fence, the bachelors’ quarters, the township’s freshwater source, and supplies being
delivered to the boarding house.
The clip may be viewed by clicking the embedded player (above)
The other three clips are titled:
"Chopping down a tree"
to the mill"
"Log treated at the mill"
Below are some stills from the film.