Title Details

Get Your Money's Worth

This program was made to encourage Australians to save, not spend and therefore attempt to keep inflation low during the ration period following the Second World War.
Year : 1946 | Total Duration : 4 Minutes |
Director : George D Malcolm |
Opening titles. VS Auction. Auctioneer, crowds bidding for vase in pounds and shillings. Woman purchases vase then inspects it with disappointed look on her face. (sound quality poor) WWII
Access No. 40803 | 1 min 10 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pedestrians in street walking to camera including old woman. CU Paper money and coins (pounds and shillings) changing hands in exchange for goods. Sign ÒSorry but our ration quota for today is sold out in this deptÓ. CU hands opening in pay packet with war propaganda message ÒWar gossip is dangerous, guard your tonguesÓ. VS paper money and coins in hands, in piles, hands waving notes in air, flurry of notes dropped on table. (sound quality poor) WWII
Access No. 40804 | 26 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU hands inspecting book Ò Public FinanceÓ and ÒEscape to PresentÓ by Johannes Steele. CU Fan of ration books. Woman and then buying clothes using ration books. CU hands opening dictionary, looking up word Inflation. Man smoking pipe studying books under lamp. HAS pedestrian street scene of mainly women. Policeman working on point duty amongst traffic, pedestrians passing. (sound quality poor). WWII
Access No. 40805 | 47 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
People loitering in residential street, one reading. Special effect of coins growing in pile. CU One pound notes of paper money moving. LAS silhouette factory chimney belching smoke . Two CU newspaper headline regarding food crisis in Britain from Sun and Sydney Morning Herald. Women looking at white goods in shop window. Sign post indicating arrows to Good Times and Bad Times, couple looking at sign.(sound quality poor) WWII
Access No. 40806 | 45 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Woman trying on hat in mirror, looking disappointed. People, mainly women window shopping. CU Flurry of paper money (one pound notes) onto table. (sound quality poor) .
Access No. 126632 | 13 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Couple through front gate of house. In kitchen, woman wears scarf on head with knot at front with mixing bowl, man jokingly taking some. Surprise at small ration of butter from refrigerator. Man sits at table with built in bench seats. Woman surprised at almost empty bottle, she serves cups of tea and sits with man. He reads document on Security Loan. In lounge room woman knits, man smokes. Sign post indicating arrows to Good Times and Bad Times. (sound quality poor) . WWII
Access No. 126633 | 56 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |