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Remembrance Day

Brother Bernard dies on his 102nd birthday. Don travels to Rome to present his new book to his superiors.
Series : Once Were Monks | Episode : 4 | Year : 1998 | Total Duration : 26 Minutes | Producer : Luigi Acquisto, Stella Zammataro
Director : Luigi Acquisto, Andrew Sully |
CU hands folding tea towel. CU Brother Gerard Develin telling story about rabbits using the tea towels. Opening titles.
Access No. 127270 | 56 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
HAS busy road running next to St Francis Church. Interior church looking to alter from rear during mass. CU Father Donald Cave singing with arms outstretched.
Access No. 127998 | 20 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Building site at St Francis Church. LAS looking up at building material lifted by crane (crane not in shot). POV from moving camera to exterior building. Father Ken Boland inside, looking out through window. Man guiding building materials as they are lowered to the ground. Exterior St Francis Church.
Access No. 127999 | 26 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Father Donald Cave wearing robes inside St Francis Church during service administering communion. CU Fr Don's face looking through window out from tram. POV tram out to houses moving past. LAS terraced house, Fr Don walks through gate.
Access No. 128325 | 34 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
View from top of steps outside house down to bull terrier dog in back yard. Dog walks up steps to camera. Father Donald Cave inside house walking through kitchen to let dog inside. Dog settling down in front of revolving heater in lounge room. CU dog's face (profile)
Access No. 128326 | 34 secs | 1990s | Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Good LAS up to stone cross against blue sky, shadow of half moon behind. Slow motion, soft focus looking up aisle to congregation entering church (some Asian) and genuflecting. Priests walk up aisle, on swirling censer with frankincense smoke. CU young woman in headscarf. Priest before alter offering chalice of wine and wafer (bread). CU slow motion, soft focus people receiving communion.
Access No. 128327 | 46 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Father Donald Cave in plain clothes talking to camera why the order (Blessed Sacrament Order at the St Francis Monastery) was founded. CU of his hands paging through a French book. VS Fr Don sitting at desk writing book on the founder, St Peter Julian Eyrmard.
Access No. 128328 | 22 secs | 1990s | Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival B&W still photograph St Peter Julian Eyrmard, founder of the Blessed Sacrament Order.
Access No. 128329 | 5 secs | | © NFSA | Colour |
B&W still photograph man holding monstrance (2 shots)
Access No. 128330 | 6 secs | | © NFSA | Colour |
CU fountain pen writing on paper with ink. CU Father Donald Cave in CU, paging through papers.
Access No. 128331 | 18 secs | 1990s | Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Brother Gerard Develin in plain clothes walking along street and into Bernard's Magic Shop. He chats to female shop assistant asking whether there is anything new, CU of her hands as she shows him card trick. They laugh.
Access No. 128332 | 1 min 11 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Elderly Bother Bernard Scanlan walking using a walking frame with nurse in a nursing home. Exterior Nazareth House for the Aged. Ken Boland chatting to Brother Bernard telling him that Father Donald Cave is going off to Rome to do some research on the book he is writing.
Access No. 128333 | 43 secs | 1990s | Camberwell, Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Father Donald Cave in room packing suitcase. CU hands with keys. CU's his face. Dog whining and looking through fly screen door. Fr Don at airport check in counter, luggage on conveyor belt. Profile Fr Don's face as he sits on aircraft. Aerial view down to coastline (of Italy).
Access No. 128334 | 1 min | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia; Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Skyline of Rome . Old stone urn on city wall. Ornate front of old building with decorative painting on wall and shuttered windows. Street scene, young people riding Vespa motor scooters.
Access No. 128335 | 15 secs | 1990s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Profile Father Donald Cave driving car in Rome, some POV from car as it travels along - traffic policeman directing traffic in square in front of old stone building with columns. Exterior modern building General House Community. Interior people seated at large table with red tablecloth, they are enjoying a meal and opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate Fr Don's birthday.
Access No. 128337 | 43 secs | 1990s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Darkened silhouette of Father Donald Cave walking out of doorway of building. Grounds of the General House Community, gravelled. Fr Don talking to camera talking about the way of life (of people in the Community). Men talking and laughing inside, Fr Don talking about way of life for men in the order.
Access No. 128340 | 1 min | 1990s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Exterior Nazareth House for the Aged. Brother Gerard Develin talking to elderly Bother Bernard Scanlan who lives in nursing home. Talks about his turning 102 years old. They say a prayer together, Br Gerard leaves. Br Bernard sitting alone in his wheelchair.
Access No. 128343 | 1 min 28 secs | 1990s | Camberwell, Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Monks including Brother John Pugh, Br Gerard Develin and Ken Boland seated casually around dinner table chatting about Brother Bernard Scanlan and his health and age.
Access No. 128345 | 45 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Darkened room, blind slowly going up to reveal stained glass window, Father Donald Cave standing in front. He turns on light of room, stands at bookcase talking about the writings held there (at monastery), he pages through ledger and shows piece of writing that has been stuck in. CU's hand looking through hand written book. Fr Don talking to camera talking about research (on founder of the Blessed Sacrament Order).
Access No. 128347 | 1 min 35 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Norman Pelletier, Father General of the Blessed Sacrament Order, talking the camera about the research Father Donald Cave has done on the founder of the Order. VS Fr Don working at desk.
Access No. 128351 | 20 secs | 1990s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Brother Gerard Develin at cake shop talking to assistant and collecting cake for Brother Bernard Scanlan's 102nd birthday.
Access No. 128352 | 39 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Streets of Rome, looking up stone stairs to large building. Brother Donald Cave entering room, shakes hands with Norman Pelletier, Father General of the Blessed Sacrament Order. He tells how he has finished his book on the founder of the Order, St Peter Julian Eyrmard and passed Pelletier copy of blue bound book. They talk about the book, and page through it.
Access No. 128353 | 58 secs | 1990s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Norman Pelletier, Father General of the Blessed Sacrament Order, talks about the breakthrough Father Donald Cave has made in his book on the founder of the Order, St Peter Julian Eyrmard and how it will make them (men in the order) more critical of what their charism is and what was in mind of the founder.
Access No. 128354 | 25 secs | 1990s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
From dark passage way ( in General House Community) looking to Father Donald Cave walking into room. Nun in habit sliding open door, shelves of folders. Fr Don at table looking at another book with nun in plain clothes. CU hands paging through handwritten pages. Rows of books on book shelves.
Access No. 128355 | 40 secs | 1990s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Black & white still photo two men sitting next to each other, one is St Peter Julian Eyrmard, founder of the Blessed Sacrament Order.
Access No. 128356 | 4 secs | | © NFSA | Colour |
Father Donald Cave talking to camera showing display of monstrance and the hip bone of the founder of the Blessed Sacrament Order, St Peter Julian Eyrmard.
Access No. 128357 | 22 secs | 1990s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Looking along rainy Melbourne street, trams and traffic, city buildings. ECU Rain dripping from gutter. Brother Gerard Develin putting down telephone and telling camera saying that they were intending to join Brother Bernard Scanlan at the nursing home for his 102nd birthday but that Br Bernard was not very well.
Access No. 128358 | 57 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Night shot, LAS track down St Francis Church illuminated with high rise building behind. Full moon in night sky. Reflection of cross in water, rain drops falling. Father Ken Boland talking to the congregation inside church, telling them about Brother Bernard Scanlan turning 102 but dying later that day. They sing. CU lighted candle.
Access No. 128359 | 1 min 17 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Looking through doors of St Francis Church to Brother Bernard Scanlan's coffin being carried down aisle. Congregation singing. VS funeral service. Brother Gerard Develin tolling bell, pan up modern bell tower.
Access No. 128360 | 32 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Looking across Rome rooftops. Father Donald Cave looking across from roof. CU ceiling fan turning. Fr Don sighing and lying on bed, CU's of him resting, hands on chest.
Access No. 128361 | 40 secs | 1990s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Looking through trees to funeral procession of cars. Brother Gerard Develin, Father Ken Boland, Father Joe Guerin and others with coffin. CU Father Gonzalo Munoz. VS funeral service, the monks are wearing casual clothes. CU coffin being lowered into grave.
Access No. 128362 | 1 min 28 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Exterior monastery of General House Community, Rome. VS Father Donald Cave having medical examination by elderly Italian doctor, stethoscope. They discuss the change in climate making tired. Comical shot of short, elderly doctor walking with tall Fr Don along corridor.
Access No. 128363 | 1 min 31 secs | 1990s | Rome, Italy, Europe | © NFSA | Colour |
Digger to camera in countryside. CU plaque on coffin in grave for Brother Bernard Scanlan. Digger lifts soil into grave. CU bunches of funeral flowers.
Access No. 128364 | 29 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Illuminated Pokies sign at night. Brother Gerard Develin standing in room to camera showing trick making √írocket√ď out of tea bag, he lights paper and it flies up to the ceiling. CU and freeze frame on Br Gerard's smiling face.
Access No. 128365 | 1 min 16 secs | 1990s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |