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Darwin The Friendly City

A look around the city of Darwin and some of the surrounding areas.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 125 | Year : 1964 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Director : Jack Rogers |
Aerial Darwin showing coast and harbour. Pan memorial to commemorate landing of first flight from England 10/12/19. BOAC airline aircraft taxies at Darwin Airport, another plane on tarmac with Mobiljet tankers next to it. Government House Darwin. Modern government administration offices, post office, ES&A Bank building, Commonwealth Bank building with bus passing in front. Main street, indigenous and non indigenous people walking. More people walking in street. The Darwin motel, interior hotel bar showing murals. Victoria Hotel in Smith Street, interior with mural, pan people seated at tables drinking, smoking. CU's mural. Don Hotel with Bamboo Lounge. CU sign for dress code, man with no shirt being ask to leave, CU of man looking sad. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 125110 | 3 mins 37 secs | 1960s | Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Modern house raised on poles. VS modern houses in suburbs of Parap and Fannie Bay. Parap Preschool, children playing on swings, indigenous and non indigenous teachers. Children help to bring out play equipment. Inside, children play. Primary school playground in Parap, children run from school building, climb over fence and onto school bus. Some high school children on street, bus drives off. Exterior modern Roman Catholic Cathedral. Indigenous and non indigenous people entering. Greek Orthodox Church, United Church, indigenous and non indigenous people entering. Church of England church, oldest church in Darwin. Indigenous and non indigenous people leaving and shaking hands with minister from Thursday Island (mainly formally dressed women and children). Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 131601 | 2 mins 32 secs | 1960s | Fannie Bay, Parap, Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Australian Rules football and soccer. Lawn bowls on green made of rubber tyre clippings, goanna runs across green. Women playing softball. Olympic swimming pool manager Jim Harley showing high dive into water. Tony Franklin also diving. Children in pool and at playground. Children playing. Sailing catamarans, Two young women wearing bikinis hold up emblem flag of waterski club, (NTWSA). Man and woman waterskiing on sea. Man jumps ramp and falls in. Man and woman come in to shore. Family groups at Howard Springs. At Berry Springs, man swinging on rope from tree into water. People packed into boat to Vernon Islands. Divers on boat. Snorkelers jumping off boats and into water, some with spear guns. Pilot of boat Alan Carter winking as he steers boat to Mandorah. Small house in bushland setting. At Delissaville, Aboriginal dancers. Men and women next to giant termite hills and magnetic ant hills. Water buffalo, black cockatoo in tree. Stockmen with horses. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 131603 | 4 mins 7 secs | 1960s | Mandorah, Vernon Islands, Delissaville, Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |