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Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the Victorian town of Geelong in the mid 1960s.
Series : Life in Australia Series | Year : 1966 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Antonio Colacino |
Streets of Geelong. Aerials Geelong city, industrial sites and ports. Mechanical scoop at port loading minerals into truck, minerals down chutes into ship. Men in singlets unloading cartons of 'Boneless Beef '. Ford Falcon outside Ford Manufacturing Plant. Bags being filled at Geelong Portland Cement works. Shell Oil refinery workers. Sheet metal factory with workers. Line of new tractors. Meat workers handling mutton carcasses and chopping meat. Women at looms operating automated weaving machine. Red fabric coming out of machine. Women checking fabric. Man spray painting engine, women assembling parts. Man with spools of cord and cord into twisting machine. Reels of rope down chute into box.
Access No. 136976 | 4 mins 32 secs | 1960s | Geelong, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Montage children in classes. Children making rope animals. Children at desks and on floor at teacher's feet. MS boy hiding face behind hands. Older children in class, teacher at blackboard full of maths equations. Student with beaker in science class. Art student working on mosaic, woodwork class. Home science class, girls rolling pastry, girl slicing pineapple, looking at illustrated poster. Lunch break montage with smoke from chimney stacks, school bell ringing, students closing books, workers washing hands and abandoning machinery, man vacuuming pants. Schoolchildren eating at outdoor tables and on grass. Line of children taking bottles of milk from crate. Children drinking milk from bottles with straws. Man on park bench drinking bottled milk, VS workers eating lunch, canteens, baine marie, juice machine. Women in cafeteria with babies, babies in strollers. Women picnicking in park.
Access No. 136979 | 3 mins 54 secs | 1960s | Geelong, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Busy street scenes in main street. Woman with baby in stroller in dress shop. Women at counter looking at pattern books in fabric store. Women weighing produce in fruit shop. CU butcher shop display. women at delicatessen counter with assistant filling cup. Small girl fiddling with television knob in showroom and shop assistant helping woman. Salesman demonstrating tool to customer. Children playing in toy shop. Girl with spinning toy, girl with Donald Duck clock. Bicycles in school racks, schoolchildren out of school and cycling home. People queued at mobile library bus, young schoolboy with book. Geelong City Library, schoolbags at door. VS inside library, elderly womans reading at outdoor table, child cross-legged on floor with picture book, older man reading newspaper, students at study table. Librarians photocopying for schoolboy, at card catalogue assisting customer, checking out books.
Access No. 136984 | 3 mins 59 secs | 1960s | Geelong, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Woman wearing apron cooking at stove and cooking at bench as children return from school. Girl lifts baby from cot, boy untying boat in front yard as father returns from work. VS family at dinner table. Mother carving and serving roast, children feed baby. Boy eating. Congregations entering Croatian Church, Russian Orthodox Church, and St Mary of the Angels church. Organist, choir, congregation, pastor at pulpit. Children running across park to sea baths. Children diving into water, small boy splashed in face. VS children diving and playing on baths equipment. Young children in wading pool and playing in playground on slippery dip and spinning carousel. Family posing for photographer with large Metro camera on tripod. Boy playing with bubbler, girl drinks from it, then following girl into Ladies dressing shed.
Access No. 136986 | 4 mins 13 secs | 1960s | Geelong, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS young man watching young women in bikinis chatting outside dressing sheds. Small boy on promenade playing with bicycle chain taken collected by angry father. Boy sliding down grass hill on cardboard. WS beach and yachts. VS people in paddle boats, family rigging then launching small timber sailing boat. Cars and caravans along tree-lined road. Rural scenes of horses at trough, chickens feeding, cattle grazing, hay baling and flock of sheep in paddock. View to seaside from road. Family arriving at seaside by Holden. VS beach, children on swings and family setting up picnic at table. Girl giving bottle to baby in bassinets. Girl on beach drying herself and people on beach viewed from under pier. Cars along wide street. Speedboat towing waterskiers down river in late afternoon light. Park in late afternoon.
Access No. 136990 | 3 mins 32 secs | 1960s | Geelong, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |