Pictorial History – School of Surveying, UNSW: 1957 - 2007

Movie & Sound Gallery


Sound1(MPEG3):   ABC Radio Science Show - Interview of Ron Mather by R. Williams: Geos-C Satellite radar altimetry and sea-surface topography.   Duration 3 min 43 sec.   A/D conversion from audio cassette (192 kb/s) by J. M. Rüeger.   File: MPEG-3 (.mp3), 5.1 Mb.   (from private collection of Margeri Mather)

Sound2(MPEG3):   Lecture by R. S. (Ron) Mather on the Gravity Orientation of the North American Datum (NAD).  4th Geodesy Research Seminar, 26 November 1975 (pm).   Duration 33 min 19 sec.   A/D conversion from audio cassette (192 kb/s) by J. M. Rüeger.   File: MPEG-3 (.mp3), 45.7 Mb.   (from private collection of Margeri Mather)

Sound3(MPEG3):   Discussion Session after lecture by R. S. (Ron) Mather on the Gravity Orientation of the North American Datum (NAD), with contributions by Paul Melchior and others.  4th Geodesy Research Seminar, 26 November 1975 (pm).   Duration 46 min 43 sec.   A/D conversion from audio cassette (192 kb/s) by J. M. Rüeger.   File: MPEG-3 (.mp3), 64.1 Mb.   (from private collection of Margeri Mather)

Sound4(MPEG3):   Prerecording of a lecture given by J. M. Rüeger on 27 April 1984 in the Surveying Colloquium Series of the School of Surveying, titled 'Verification of Electronic Distance Meters with Respect to National Standards'.  Duration 45 min 19 sec.   A/D conversion from audio cassette (128 kb/s, 44.1 kHz) by J. M. Rüeger.   File: MPEG-3 (.mp3), 41.6 Mb.   Four slides, that help understanding, are available for downloading (Slides1 (PDF format, 672 kb)), as is the published paper on the same topic (Paper1 (PDF Format, 7.5 Mb)). (from private collection of J. M. Rüeger)

Sound5(MPEG3):   Sound track of a promotional movie on 'Surveying as a Career'.  Filmed on 18 September 1979, narrated by George Bennett. Duration 4 min 15 sec.   Conversion from DVD track (mono, 128 kb/s, 44.1 kHz) by J. M. Rüeger.   File: MPEG-3 (.mp3), 3.9 Mb.   (from private collection of W. Kearsley)

Sound6(MPEG3):   Sound track of a lecture given by W. Kearsley in 2002 on the 'UNSW Millenium Sundial'.  Duration 36 min 39 sec.   Conversion from DVD (mono, 128 kb/s, 44.1 kHz) by J. M. Rüeger.   File: MPEG-3 (.mp3), 33.5 Mb.   (from private collection of W. Kearsley)

SurvMovie1(MPEG-4): Surveying at UNSW in 1962: Graduation on (new) Kensington Campus (with A.J. Robinson), survey camp in the Blue Mountains, demonstration of Wild RDH horizontal staff tacheometer, demonstration of early Tellurometer, sun observations with sextant and mercury horizon, George Bennett with time signal receiver/recorder, students with (FACIT) mechanical calculating machines. Camera: J. R. Burton, Director: J. R. Burton.    (Codecs: MPEG-4 video, 176x144, AAC-LCMusic, 128 kbps, 44.1 kHz)    Duration: 4 min 49 sec, File: MPEG-4 (.mp4), 6.6 Mb. (from private collection of A. J. Robinson)

SurvMovie1(QuickTime): Surveying at UNSW in 1962: Graduation on (new) Kensington Campus (with A.J. Robinson), survey camp in the Blue Mountains, demonstration of Wild RDH horizontal staff tacheometer, demonstration of early Tellurometer, sun observations with sextant and mercury horizon, George Bennett with time signal receiver/recorder, students with (FACIT) mechanical calculating machines. Camera: J. R. Burton, Director: J. R. Burton.     (Codecs: H.263, 240x180, QDesign Music 2, 22.05 kHz)    Duration: 4 min 49 sec, File: Quicktime (.mov), 11.7 Mb. (from private collection of A. J. Robinson)

SurvMovie2(MPEG-4): Surveying at UNSW, late 1950s (Film produced for UNSW by J. R. Burton): Survey exercises at (original) Ultimo Campus, loading of truck for survey camp (Yarramundi Survey Camp & Sydney Teachers College), plane table work, gravity meters, river surveys, beacon building, Stuart Armstrong with early Tellurometer, Wild T2 and T3 theodolites, subtense bar and forced centring, levelling, Wild T16 theodolite, Kern DKM2 theodolite and tripod, hanging theodolite. Camera: J. R. Burton, Director: J. R. Burton.    (Codecs: MPEG-4 video, 176x144, AAC-LCMusic, 128 kbps, 44.1 kHz)    Duration: 15 min 13 sec, File: MPEG-4 (.mp4), 21.1 Mb. (from private collection of A. J. Robinson)

SurvMovie2(QuickTime): Surveying at UNSW, late 1950s (Film produced for UNSW by J. R. Burton): Survey exercises at (original) Ultimo Campus, loading of truck for survey camp (Yarramundi Survey Camp & Sydney Teachers College), plane table work, gravity meters, river surveys, beacon building, Stuart Armstrong with early Tellurometer, Wild T2 and T3 theodolites, subtense bar and forced centring, levelling, Wild T16 theodolite, Kern DKM2 theodolite and tripod, hanging theodolite. Camera: J. R. Burton, Director: J. R. Burton.     (Codecs: H.263, 240x180, QDesign Music 2, 22.05 kHz)    Duration: 15 min 13 sec, File: QuickTime (.mov), 43.8 Mb. (from private collection of A. J. Robinson)

SurvMovie3(MPEG-4):  1975 Staff-Student Cricket Match, with running commentary by Greg Dickson. Camera: Greg Dickson, Director: Greg Dickson.  Super-8 to digital conversion by Greg Dickson.  Final edit by J. M. Rüeger.     (Codecs: H.264, 320x240, AAC-LCMusic, 32.0 kHz)    Duration: 7 min 29 sec, File: MPEG-4 (.mp4), 16.1 Mb. (from private collection of Greg Dickson)

SurvMovie3(QuickTime):  1975 Staff-Student Cricket Match, with running commentary by Greg Dickson.  Camera: Greg Dickson, Director: Greg Dickson.  Super-8 to digital conversion by Greg Dickson.  Final edit by J. M. Rüeger.      (Codecs: H.263, 240x180, QDesign Music 2, 22.05 kHz)    Duration: 7 min 29 sec, File: QuickTime (.mov), 13.7 Mb. (from private collection of Greg Dickson)

SurvMovie4(MPEG4):   Picture Show of the first 50 Years of the School of Surveying at UNSW (1957-2007), prepared by Hongjoo Park (PhD student) with some help from Dr. Samsung Lim.   The pictures were selected by Hongjoo Park from the photos in the PROVISIONAL GALLERY of this PICTORIAL HISTORY website.   The soundtrack was downloaded from the National Library of Australia website (http://www.nla.gov.au) and features the Macpherson/Paterson version of Waltzing Mathilda as sung by Dave De Hugard.    (Codecs: MPEG-4, 320x240, AAC-LCMusic, 128 kbps, 44.1 kHz)   Duration 2 min 38 sec.  File: MPEG-4 (.mp4), 14.7 Mb.

SurvMovie4(QuickTime):   Picture Show of the first 50 Years of the School of Surveying at UNSW (1957-2007), prepared by Hongjoo Park (PhD student) with some help from Dr. Samsung Lim.   The pictures were selected by Hongjoo Park from the photos in the PROVISIONAL GALLERY of this PICTORIAL HISTORY website.   The soundtrack was downloaded from the National Library of Australia website (http://www.nla.gov.au) and features the Macpherson/Paterson version of Waltzing Mathilda as sung by Dave De Hugard.  Conversion from MPEG-4 to Quicktime format by J. M. Rüeger.      (Codecs: H.263, 352x264, IMA 4:1, 48.0 kHz)    Duration:  2 min 38 sec.  File: QuickTime (.mov), 18.8 Mb.

SurvMovie5(MPEG-4):    Promotional movie on 'Surveying as a Career'.  Filmed on 18 September 1979, narrated by George Bennett.   Conversion from DVD to MPEG-4 format by J. M. Rüeger.   (Codecs: H.264, 320x240, AAC-LCMusic, 128 kbps, 44.1 kHz)   Duration 4 min 20 sec.  File: MPEG-4 (.mp4), 12.3 Mb.    (from private collection of W. Kearsley)

SurvMovie5(QuickTime):    Promotional movie on 'Surveying as a Career'.  Filmed on 18 September 1979, narrated by George Bennett.   Conversion from DVD to QuickTime format by J. M. Rüeger.   (Codecs: H.263, 320x240, QDesign Music2, 22.05 kHz)    Duration 4 min 20 sec.   File: QuickTime (.mov), 9.2 Mb.   (from private collection of W. Kearsley)

SurvMovie6(MPEG-4):    Lecture given by W. Kearsley in 2002 on the 'UNSW Millenium Sundial'.  Conversion from DVD to MPEG-4 format by J. M. Rüeger.   (Codecs: MPEG-4, 320x240, AAC-LCMusic, 128 kbps, 44.1 kHz)   Duration 36 min 39 sec.     File: MPEG-4 (.mp4), 44.3 Mb.    (from private collection of W. Kearsley)

SurvMovie6(QuickTime):    Lecture given by W. Kearsley in 2002 on the 'UNSW Millenium Sundial'.   Conversion from DVD to QuickTime format by J. M. Rüeger.     (Codecs: H.263, 320x240, QDesign Music2, 22.05 kHz)    Duration 36 min 39 sec.   File: QuickTime (.mov), 63.3 Mb.   (from private collection of W. Kearsley)

 

Software (for most computers) to play the .mov files can be downloaded from www.apple.com ('QuickTime Player'), for example.


MOVIE & SOUND GALLERY: The viewers of the movie gallery are encouraged to comment on the content of the movie clips (if missing in the description or in the running commentary of the movie). The names of persons and the localities of the 'shoots' are of particular interest. The title of the movie concerned should be mentioned in all correspondence.

The School is also interested to get additional movies and sound tracks on 'Surveying at UNSW'. Movies can be submitted on VHS video tape or in digital format. The preferred digital formats are QuickTime (.mov) and MPEG-4 (.mp4) (on data CD or data DVD disks (DVD-ROM disks). DVD-R or DVD+R disks (in dvd format) are fine, too. Additional sound tracks can be submitted on vinyl records, cassette tape and in digital form (in MPEG-3 (.mp3) or AIFF formats, on data CD (CD-ROM) or Audio CD).



Surveying and Geospatial Engineering
C/- School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The University of New South Wales
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052
Australia
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Last Revised: 7 April 2014 (JMR)

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