Augier Collection

Augier Collection – Film 5

B&W. 12:43min. Tonk, Rajasthan, India. c. early 1940s. UK. Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). 
 Film made by Douglas Augier. Tonk: Street procession; procession of bullock carts, some galloping; decorated cars; mounted police; Army march past. 
UK (Strathfield?): children and adult killing and plucking a chicken; buying meat from butcher’s van; playing in garden; gardening. Colombo: ships in harbour; street scenes; scenes of Kandy lake; elephants washing in river; tennis on lawn; scouts on parade (this last section of the film includes captions).

Augier Collection – Film 4

B&W. 7:26min. Tonk, Rajasthan, India. UK. c. 1930s. Film made by Douglas Augier. Street performers: Indian trapeze artists; rope walking; pole climbing; fire-walking. UK: child playing in garden; shots of family members; children collecting kindling and playing.

Augier Collection – Film 3

B&W. 6:40min. Tonk, Rajasthan, India. c. 1930s. Film made by Douglas Augier. River scenes. Picnic on shoot: car in the background, guns, car being pushed by a small crowd. Rowing on a river (lake?). Road and camp scenes. Picnic scenes. Posing next to a dead tiger. Paying an official visit to a Rajah. Sports: tennis, wrestling, running competitions and football.

Augier Collection – Film 2

Colour. 11:54min. Tonk, Rajasthan, India. c. 1930s. Film made by Douglas Augier. Military parade and inspection. Target practice. Flower and vegetable show. A field of tulips. Several garden scenes. Landscape and flowering trees. Various flowers in pots.

Augier Collection – Film 1

Colour/B&W. 6:33min. Tonk, Rajasthan, India. c. 1930s. Film made by Douglas Augier. ‘Hula Hula, traditional Hawaiian dancing’ colour film. Visit to Tonk State: Dashera procession; camel guard; guns drawn by bullocks through steets lines with large crowds. State cars with flags and decorations. State Force of Cavalry. Scenes of Maharaja of Tonk (Hafez Mohammad Sa’adat ‘Ali Khan ?) surrounded by Indian princes. Maharajah’s sons follow in a separate carriage. Procession through streets of town. Military parade. Indian Sikh officer saluting the filmmaker. Englishman speaking to Maharaja outside official pavilion. 
(film with captions)