Title Details

National War Memorial: Mosaic Beautifies Hall of Memory

Shows the design and construction of commemorative mosaics in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 3 | Year : 1957 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
WS Australian War Memorial. Interiors with men tending stacks of old records. VS old aircraft on display including Messerschmidt and Lancaster bomber. Artist Napier Waller in his Melbourne studio working on his 40ft design panel for mosaic. CUs Waller using tracings from the completed cartoon to construct mosaic on floor. CUs coloured glass mosaic blocks being glued onto tracing. Pan 70 boxes of different coloured tiles. Women in workshop using tracing design to piece together background patterns of mosaics being overseen by monitor. CUs packing sections into boxes for transport. Tilt up gantries in Hall of Memorial, craftsmen applying cement to wall sections, CUs mosaics being applied in sections and cleaned. Finished section, two men inspecting it, one a veteran with amputated arm.
Access No. 40490 | 3 mins 55 secs | 1950s | Canberra, ACT; Melbourne, Vic; Australia | © NFSA | Colour |