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Famous Beach is Popular Summer Playground

A day trip to Manly in Sydney.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 16 | Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Aerial over Circular Quay. WS ferry and GS passengers passing through turnstiles to ferry wharf. GS suspended sign 'Children' over some stiles. GS passengers hurrying along gangway onto ferry. MS ferry captain and WS of ferry pulling away from wharf with Sydney Harbour Bridge in background. Track past Fort Dennison (Pinchgut) POV ferry. GS people sitting outside on back of ferry looking out. VS yachts with large sails sailing on harbour. Ferry nearing Manly past harbourside houses POV passenger.
Access No. 24923 | 1 min 5 secs | 1940s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
High angle shot of ferry arriving at Manly Wharf POV passenger. Aerials Manly showing peninsula formation. High angle shot over busy ferry terminal showing passengers leaving and crossing street in front of buses. High angle shot over fairground on Manly Pier including VS ferris wheel, spinning cabins of 'spider' amusement ride and good high angle shot over women at top of ride. High angle shot over merry-go-round with onlookers gathered around.
Access No. 138090 | 58 secs | 1940s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS people swimming in harbour pool and sitting on beach. High shot over motor boat near Manly pier with Norfolk Island pines and terminal in foreground. GS of speedboat named 'Kookaburra'. High shot over Manly Corso. WS of crowded Manly surf beach. WS over people seated along concourse as well as beach and WS from beach looking south to surf club. GS family picnicking on grass strip. VS women in swimsuits and bikinis posing in line for camera.
Access No. 138091 | 51 secs | 1940s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS group of Manly lifesavers posed for cameras and VS young women on beach lying on towels smiling . MS small boy sitting on back of pony with sea in background. GS children having pony rides lead by man smoking pipe. Track of horses galloping along beach past camera with young boy riding backwards clinging onto rope on horse's back. High shot over swimmers in surf.
Access No. 138092 | 40 secs | 1940s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
High shot over couples riding waves in canoes and WS surfers on waves. WS ferry leaving Manly Wharf in late afternoon light.
Access No. 138093 | 35 secs | 1940s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |