Title Details

They Found Their Place

A look at how disabled ex-servicemen and women are prepared for their return to civilian life.
Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
VS relatives of wounded men arriving at Concord Repatriation Hospital in Australia, man calls hospital from public telephone box , VS relatives at Inquiry counter, VS wounded veterans in hospital beds, Wounded man leaves hospital with arm in a sling, Same man reads newspaper on front steps of home (looking for a job),Leaves home looking for work. VS quick shots of dogfight & soldiers in the pacific, VS native stretcher bearers carrying wounded Australian soldiers in New Guinea, Wounded men loaded onto landing barges, VS Repatriation Hospital, surgery, EXT Repatriation Hospitals Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 42944 | 3 mins 48 secs | 1940s | Concord, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Repatriation Hospitals, INT hospital rehabilitation & physiotherapy underway, Female patient sewing as part of occupational therapy, typing while lying in bed, Men in beds doing needlework & weaving, VS Physiotherapy, INT classroom as soldiers learn a trade, VS wounded men and children in hospital, VS veteran attends repatriation meeting, EXT repatriation artificial limb factory, VS artificial limbs being made & fitted, INT Rehabilitation Centre assessment meeting. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 124805 | 5 mins 46 secs | 1940s | New Guinea, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Bus arrives at Rehabilitation Centre, veterans arrive and are greeted by woman, VS veterans sitting on balcony talking, INT assessment interview for the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme, Commonwealth Employment officer watches men doing physiotherapy, Ext Orthopedic Rehabilitation Centre, VS men inside doing exercises - amputees, VS occupational therapy classes - wood turning, metalwork, Men walking down from centre to the beach, VS outdoor activities, VS tending vegetable gardens, playing drafts with large pieces, pig farming, milking cows. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 124806 | 5 mins 16 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Assessment interview, VS architectural draftsmen in training, upholstering furniture, VS disabled veterans working with machinery, Blind veteran pumping out small boat at boatshed, Men playing golf, WS men getting off plane, INT newspaper printer, man watering garden, has tea with his wife. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 124807 | 4 mins 22 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |