Title Details

Plan for Living

A study of the problem of haphazardly planned cities and the need for remedial measures.
Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Director : Eric Thompson |
WS pan of coastline with waves rolling to shore, seagulls in flight and waves crashing on rocks. CU bird tracks in sand. VS Aboriginal rock carvings on ground and WS smoke rising from camp fire in bush. High angle pan across mountain ranges. B&W etchings of early Sydney. Re-enactment of early settlers walking along road and on bullock wagon. VS traffic and pedestrians on busy Sydney streets, traffic policemen and people exiting from St James railway station Elizabeth Street entrance. VS trams. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 13270 | 2 mins 9 secs | 1940s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Aerial tracks over Melbourne cityscape. Tilt down city buildings to narrow side streets and pedestrians and traffic on busy Melbourne city street. VS Adelaide including park, traffic and city streets. VS pedestrians and traffic. Cars stopped at railway crossing, tilt to crossing sign and good shots of multi booms rising to let traffic through. Traffic waiting as herd of sheep cross street. Good shots Pyrmont Bridge from various angles and with traffic. VS Sydney traffic and traffic policeman directing. VS crowds of pedestrians, on streets, boarding trams. Woman and man sitting on park bench. Town planners looking over maps of cities. Town planner working on the Cumberland County Council Plan and WS of map on wall. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 13282 | 2 mins 32 secs | 1940s | Melbourne, Vic; Sydney, NSW; Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
High angle over models of expressway and. VS overseers and builders working on residential construction site with house framework. Pan of suburban cul-de-sac. Builders working on school site. VS young boys watching tractor grade dirt for new road. Children playing in open park. WS women walking past landscaped factory buildings. WS suburban housing. VS rows of terrace housing. GS woman watched by small girl in outside laundry wringing clothes by hand and hanging out in narrow backyard of terrace. WS view of chimney stacks. Woman pegging out clothes on line in narrow terrace yard. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 13310 | 2 mins 10 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS children and residents on streets outside terrace houses. GS boys playing cricket on street with upturned garbage bins as wickets. VS houses and apartment buildings on foreshores of Sydney Harbour. Pan of harbour park. Map of Canberra. High angle pan and track over city of Canberra and Civic shopping area. WS Patent Office Canberra, girls playing soccer in front of Canberra High School (now the School of Art), workers hostel and leafy residential streets. WS of Sydney across from Farm Cove, Melbourne from across Yarra River, Adelaide from park, Hobart with view of Mt Wellington, WS Brisbane with bridge and WS Perth and Swan River. Aerial pan over Canberra and WS of Canberra park. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 13330 | 3 mins 14 secs | 1940s | Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW; Melbourne, VIC; Adelaide, SA; Perth, WA; Brisbane, Qld; Hobart, TAS, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |