FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Anne Deveson

Writer, broadcaster and documentary filmmaker Anne Deveson has been on the leading edge of social change throughout her varied career.
Series : Australian Biography Series 10 | Year : 2005 | Total Duration : 26 Minutes | Producer : Rod Freedman
Director : Rod Freedman |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about other people's expectations of her.
Access No. 142914 | 53 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom in to B&W photograph of Anne Deveson as a baby in her mother's arms. Tilt up B&W photograph of Deveson's father in long white socks smoking a pipe in colonial Malaya. B&W MS photograph of Deveson as a baby sitting on her mother's lap. GS photograph of Amah with children.
Access No. 142915 | 27 secs | 1930s | Malaya | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her infancy in Malaya.
Access No. 142916 | 7 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W photograph of Anne Deveson as a young child with her brother and a pram filled with dolls. MS B&W photograph of Deveson's nanny and zoom out to Deveson as a girl sitting with her mother. MS Deveson in a beret at the seaside. GS Deveson sitting on grass with cocker spaniel pet dog. CU B&W portrait of Deveson as a young girl.
Access No. 142917 | 36 secs | 1930s | England, UK | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her the expectations she felt as a child which she carried into adulthood.
Access No. 142918 | 19 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W CU portrait of Anne Deveson's father smiling and zoom in to family portrait set in wood with Deveson sitting on her mother's lap and her older brother standing behind. MS photograph of Deveson as a girl standing beside her mother sitting in deck chair.
Access No. 142919 | 26 secs | 1930s | England, UK | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her family life as a child and her relationship with her parents.
Access No. 142920 | 6 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Various B&W photographs of Anne Deveson's as a young girl, with her mother and as a teenager on Cottesloe Beach, WA.
Access No. 142921 | 20 secs | 1930s | WA, Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her family's move to Australia to live off the land.
Access No. 142922 | 9 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of Anne Deveson as a young girl walking with her mother on city street.
Access No. 142923 | 11 secs | 1940s | Perth, WA, Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her mother's difficulty in adjusting to life on a farm and her overriding resilience.
Access No. 142924 | 42 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of Anne Deveson's mother wearing large black framed glasses. CU photographic portrait of Deveson as a young woman.
Access No. 142925 | 19 secs | 1940s | Perth, WA, Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about the mistake she made in studying science at university.
Access No. 142926 | 8 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU photographic portrait of Anne Deveson as a young woman.
Access No. 142927 | 17 secs | 1950s | Perth, WA, Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about leaving university and her move towards journalism.
Access No. 142930 | 35 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU B&W photographic portrait of Anne Deveson as a young woman.
Access No. 142931 | 12 secs | 1950s | UK | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her first day of work as a journalist.
Access No. 142932 | 13 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU tilt down B&W photograph of Anne Deveson writing. CU photograph of her smiling.
Access No. 142933 | 16 secs | 1950s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her early journalistic achievements in England.
Access No. 142934 | 6 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom in to B&W photograph of Anne Deveson smoking in arm chair. CU B&W photograph of Ellis Blain. Zoom out to MS photograph of Deveson and Blain. CU profile shot of Deveson in head scarf on quay.
Access No. 142935 | 50 secs | 1950s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about being in her relationship with Ellis Blain while he was still waiting for his divorce.
Access No. 142936 | 13 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
ECU B&W photograph of Anne Deveson.
Access No. 142937 | 8 secs | 1950s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about the hostile reaction to her relationship with Ellis Blain while he was still waiting for his divorce.
Access No. 142938 | 15 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt up B&W photograph of Anne Deveson as a young woman sitting on railing of house barefooted.
Access No. 142939 | 17 secs | 1950s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about the hostile reaction to her relationship with Ellis Blain while he was still waiting for his divorce.
Access No. 142940 | 24 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about looking for work at the ABC in Sydney and the career obstacles for women at the time.
Access No. 142942 | 17 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of Anne Deveson at microphone in studio of the Women's Program at the ABC. MS Deveson holding cookbook at desk then at microphone.
Access No. 142943 | 19 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her boredom at working on the women's Program at the ABC in Sydney and her move into news and journalism.
Access No. 142944 | 540 mins 13 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU B&W photograph of Anne Deveson smiling.
Access No. 142945 | 7 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
CU B&W newspaper clipping announcing Anne Deveson's appointment to the Sun newspaper including a photograph of Deveson smiling.
Access No. 142946 | 6 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Fairfax Publications | B&W |
CU B&W People Magazine headline from 1968 titled "Three-careers-at-a-time girl" including a photograph of Deveson smiling.
Access No. 142947 | 8 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © ACP Publishing | B&W |
B&W archival footage of Anne Deveson in 2GB studios interviewing woman.
Access No. 142948 | 6 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © ABC | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about the social issues she covered.
Access No. 142949 | 15 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W archival footage of Channel 7 "7 Days" program logo and excerpt with MS Anne Deveson speaking to camera and woman in silhouette disguise talking. Cut to excerpt "7 Days" program dealing with Aboriginal poverty with VS Aboriginal people in rural and urban life.
Access No. 142950 | 39 secs | 1960s | Australia | © Network 7 | B&W |
B&W photograph of Anne Deveson at 2GB microphone interviewing male guest Jeremy Shaw.
Access No. 142951 | 8 secs | 1960s | Australia | © Harbour Radio Pty Ltd | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about being warned off covering certain social issues on radio.
Access No. 142952 | 22 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W newspaper clipping with photograph of Anne Deveson and headline reading "Anne Deveson says 'These Men are Monsters".
Access No. 142953 | 10 secs | 1960s | Australia | © Harbour Radio Pty Ltd | B&W |
CU B&W newspaper clipping with headline "Don't interrupt" and photograph of Anne Deveson.
Access No. 142954 | 10 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Fairfax Publications | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about having her contract terminated by radio 2GB and how she felt about unemployment.
Access No. 142955 | 18 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU B&W newspaper clipping with headline "Rugged Men Listen when this TV girl starts talking" and photograph of Anne Deveson, October 1966.
Access No. 142956 | 8 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Telegraph Group Ltd | B&W |
CU B&W newspaper clipping with headline "A home and a workplace" and photograph of Ellis Blain and Anne Deveson.
Access No. 142957 | 10 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Fairfax Publications | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about how her identity was very much tied to her work.
Access No. 142958 | 7 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W publicity photograph of Anne Deveson.
Access No. 142959 | 9 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Harbour Radio Pty Ltd | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her appearance in an Omo commercial.
Access No. 142960 | 7 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W archival commercial for washing powder Omo with Anne Deveson from 1973.
Access No. 142961 | 16 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Unilever Australia Ltd | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about how her appearance in an Omo commercial followed her in later life.
Access No. 142962 | 21 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W photograph of Anne Deveson with others including Elizabeth Evatt and Archbishop Rev. Arnott around table at Royal Commission on Human Relationships. Zoom in towards Deveson.
Access No. 142963 | 12 secs | 1970s | Australia | © National Archives of Australia | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson explaining why she took on the role at the Royal Commission on Human Relationships.
Access No. 142964 | 28 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of Anne Deveson with Elizabeth Evatt and Archbishop Rev. Arnott.
Access No. 142965 | 8 secs | 1970s | Australia | © National Archives of Australia | B&W |
Zoom in to cover of Anne Deveson's book 'Australians at Risk'.
Access No. 142966 | 10 secs | 2000s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about writing her book "Australians at Risk".
Access No. 142967 | 15 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU copies of the five volumes of the Final Report of Royal Commission on Human Rights.
Access No. 142968 | 7 secs | 2000s | Australia | © Commonwealth Copyright Administration | Colour |
B&W photograph of Anne Deveson's with husband Ellis Blain and children and dog on the verandah of their house.
Access No. 142969 | 16 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about the reality behind the public perception of her marriage and family.
Access No. 142970 | 8 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt down B&W photograph of Ellis Blain to his young son Jonathan.
Access No. 142971 | 9 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
Zoom in to B&W photograph of Anne Deveson, Ellis Blain and their young children.
Access No. 142972 | 9 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Unknown | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her son Jonathan's illness.
Access No. 142973 | 28 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom in to colour photograph of Anne Deveson's son Jonathan with the family dog.
Access No. 142974 | 15 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
Archival colour footage of Anne Deveson at the Australian Film And Television School (AFTRS) in her role as Director. VS of film-making activities.
Access No. 142975 | 13 secs | 1980s | Australia | © ABC | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her son Jonathan's illness.
Access No. 142976 | 12 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom in to colour photograph of Anne Deveson's son Jonathan smiling to camera.
Access No. 142977 | 13 secs | 1980s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about the later stages of her son Jonathan's illness.
Access No. 142978 | 31 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Slow zoom in to colour photograph of Anne Deveson's son Jonathan looking to camera.
Access No. 142979 | 14 secs | 1980s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about the later stages of her son Jonathan's illness and his death.
Access No. 142980 | 1 min 14 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Slow zoom in to B&W photograph of Anne Deveson's standing with Prime Minister Bob Hawke and others including Phillip Adams.
Access No. 142981 | 12 secs | 1980s | Australia | © Roslyn Sharp | B&W |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her desire to tackle the stigma of mental illness.
Access No. 142982 | 17 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival colour footage of Anne Deveson giving address at the National Press Club about mental illness. CU faces in audience.
Access No. 142983 | 13 secs | 1990s | Australia | © ABC | Colour |
CU cover of Anne Deveson's book "Tell me I'm here" about her son Jonathan.
Access No. 142984 | 6 secs | 1990s | Australia | © Penguin Group Australia | Colour |
Excerpt from film "Spinning Out" made by Anne Deveson.
Access No. 142985 | 16 secs | 1990s | Australia | © Anne Deveson Productions | Colour |
CU cover of Anne Deveson's book "Coming of Age" .
Access No. 142986 | 12 secs | 1990s | Australia | © Scribe Publications | Colour |
Colour photograph of Anne Deveson's brother's house in Italy. Slow zoom into photograph with Deveson walking the dog in the surrounding green countryside.
Access No. 142987 | 15 secs | 1990s | Italy | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson relating an experience she shared with her brother in Italy which changed her perspective on ageing and resilience.
Access No. 142988 | 51 secs | 2000s | Italy | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom in to B&W photograph of Anne Deveson smiling to camera.
Access No. 142989 | 10 secs | 1990s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
CU cover of Anne Deveson's book "Resilience" and CU tilt to comment on cover by Tim Costello.
Access No. 142990 | 15 secs | 1990s | Australia | © Allen & Unwin | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about falling in love.
Access No. 142991 | 18 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU cover of Robert Theobald's book "The Healing Century". Archival colour footage of Theobald giving speech with VS to audience listening. CU to Deveson in audience listening to Theobald.
Access No. 142992 | 28 secs | 1990s | Australia | © ABC | Colour |
Slow zoom in to colour photograph of Robert Theobald.
Access No. 142993 | 15 secs | 1990s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
CU interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her relationship with Robert Theobald.
Access No. 142994 | 34 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU colour photograph of Robert Theobald smiling to camera.
Access No. 142995 | 7 secs | 1990s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
CU interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about Robert Theobald's illness.
Access No. 142996 | 8 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS B&W photograph of Anne Deveson standing next to painting.
Access No. 142997 | 4 secs | 1960s | Australia | © Unknown | B&W |
MS B&W photograph of Anne Deveson standing at function with Ellis Blain and others.
Access No. 142998 | 5 secs | 1970s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | B&W |
MS B&W photograph of Anne Deveson sitting in radio studio.
Access No. 142999 | 4 secs | 1980s | Australia | © Branco Gaica | B&W |
B&W photograph of Anne Deveson and crew on film shoot. Colour photograph of Deveson in academic robes and porkpie hat posing with two male academics and making speech at podium in academic robes.
Access No. 143000 | 11 secs | 1990s | Australia | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her pattern of work over her lifetime.
Access No. 143001 | 17 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom in to colour photograph of Anne Deveson holding tiny monkey in her hands surrounded by African children. Zoom out from Deveson standing with her grown children.
Access No. 143002 | 20 secs | 2000s, 1990s, | Australia | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about her pattern of work over her lifetime.
Access No. 143003 | 11 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom in to colour photograph of Anne Deveson standing with her grown children with son holding toddler and horse in foreground. GS Deveson holding dog.
Access No. 143004 | 15 secs | 2000s, 1990s, | Australia | © Anne Deveson | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about life.
Access No. 143005 | 11 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Anne Deveson working at home in library with closing credits.
Access No. 143006 | 40 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS interview with writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Anne Deveson talking about the break-up of her marriage to Ellis Blain.
Access No. 143007 | 24 secs | 2000s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |