Title Details

Lifeline to Adelaide

Describes Adelaide itself and the way in which water is supplied to the city.
Episode : 2 | Year : 1962 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : R J Edwards
Director : John Kingsford Smith |
WS graphic map of Australia with Adelaide marked on it. Various tilts to statue of Sir William Light in park. WS of people walking around park near statue. High angle WS over city of Adelaide. Aerial track over grid-like city surrounded by wide belt of parkland. High angle WS over expanse of city. High angle view over traffic on King William Street. GS heavy pedestrian traffic along city street. Bird's eye view over traffic policeman directing traffic in middle of intersection with arrow and dotted line markings. WS looking from the middle of the road at traffic down wide straight city street. GS city street showing buildings and street statue. High shot over cultural centre.
Access No. 145206 | 1 min 31 secs | 1960s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle view over cross shaped paths in park and travelling aerials over industrial warehouses in both urban and rural settings. Aerials over town of Elizabeth located 17 miles from city. VS around Elizabeth showing amenities such as hotels, shops, houses, post office and shopping mall. WS mothers walking through shopping mall with small schoolchildren licking icecream cones. WS couple outside their brick veneer home. WS from Adelaide looking towards Mount Lofty Ranges. VS reservoirs Millbrook, Mt Bold and Myponga in Mt Lofty Ranges surrounded by trees.
Access No. 145207 | 1 min 38 secs | 1960s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS construction of dam at Myponga. WS dam wall and GS of hoist transporting materials over dam construction. Aerial track over winding roads over hills with WS to dam below. WS Murray River and WS of town of Mannum on the River. WS two boys fishing from small pier. LS and MS to paddlesteamer along the Murray. Pelicans and black swans swimming on water surface. GS line of sea gulls perched along submerged fence. WS paddlesteamer past new pumping station at Mannum. GS concrete baffle and CU water level gauge on pumping system.
Access No. 145208 | 1 min 38 secs | 1960s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS new pumping station at Mannum. Interior WS of operator inspecting huge electrically operated centrifugal pumps. VS steel pipelines running along concrete supports through countryside. WS pipeline running past pumping station at Palmer. Aerial along pipeline running towards Adelaide Hills. WS pipeline running parallel to powerlines. WS pipeline winding through sheep country and through wheat lands. GS pipeline running past granite rocks of the Devil's Marbles and through timbered slopes. Aerial over pipeline over flat countryside and WS up and down hills. Aerials over large reservoirs in hills around Adelaide.
Access No. 145209 | 1 min 57 secs | 1960s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle panoramic view over the city of Adelaide. WS down wide city street viewed from centre of road. WS fountain in city park and GS young family sitting on park bench. CU seagulls enjoying water from sprinkler in park. GS people walking along path in park and GS woman with daughter sitting on grass surrounded by seagulls. VS black swans nesting next to stream in park. VS couples in pedal boats on water and CU to black swans on water. VS children paddling canoes on pond. CUs children's faces. High shot of fountain in Elder Park on River Torrens and VS of rowing races down river.
Access No. 145210 | 2 mins 45 secs | 1960s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS two women dining on balcony of Ernest's Restaurant overlooking River Torrens being attended by drinks waiter (note woman wearing only one glove). MS women raising glasses in toast. WS people picnicking under colourful umbrellas next to river. CU to black swans swimming. MS woman standing on bridge over river ringing bell then feeding waterbirds who arrive. VS of her throwing bread over bridge and swans and signets eating it. GS girl kneeling on pier feeding swan. WS people on watercraft around fountain in Elder Park. High aerial track over Adelaide city separated from outer areas by green belt.
Access No. 145211 | 1 min 42 secs | 1960s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |