Title Details

Souvenir of Sydney

A brief look at 1950's Sydney and its surroundings.
Year : 1954 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Eastern suburbs of Sydney, across East Sydney Technical College (now National Art School) towards Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney Harbour Bridge (note no Opera House) and man leaning against Botanic Gardens sea wall in foreground. Harbour Bridge, arch of Bridge looking down to cars passing beneath.
Access No. 138572 | 1 min 28 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle view of cars along approaches to Sydney Harbour Bridge with railway tracks on either side. High angle view from pylon through arch to train passing by along Bridge with sea in background. Good architectural shot of side view of Bridge from road level with glass lantern lights on ends of steel struts in line running into distance.
Access No. 138573 | 17 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of man silhouetted against railing under arch along Sydney Harbour Bridge steps looking across Sydney Harbour with boats moored at Garden Island. High shot over large ship passing under camera. VS of people viewing the harbour from the Bridge pylons with CU of young woman looking through telescope. High angle pan across harbour from Kirribilli, along waterfront and across harbour past ferries.
Access No. 138574 | 39 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle pan from buildings and sheds on Bennelong Point (pre Opera House) and Botanic Gardens and Government House with ships moored along waterfront to Circular Quay and across city. WS of crowded city pavements and views along city streets with traffic. LS to Martin Place. Tram past camera. High angle shot directly over traffic including double decker green bus on George Street past Gowings sign.
Access No. 138575 | 36 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt up facade of the Grace Building, cnr King and York Streets. WS Queen Victoria Building from George Street. GS TAA bus passing tram on city street and WS traffic at Broadway (Parramatta Road). WS T&G Building and good MS pan along Central Railway building across to clock tower. WS Sydney Town Hall with George Street traffic passing by and slow tilt up to clock tower.
Access No. 138576 | 51 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS across tree tops to AWA building on York Street with tilt to tower.Tilt from entrance on Art Deco Former City Mutual Life Building on Hunter Street up soaring stepped facade. High angle shot over double decker buses and trams on intersection of George and Park Streets. High angle shot over Hyde Park looking south. WS statue of Queen Victoria with St James' Church and other eastern city buildings behind.
Access No. 138577 | 34 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS of bronze statues around Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park. GS woman closing book and getting up from grass in Hyde Park and WS of four women preparing to leave. GS over stone chess boards and players in the park. VS men in their whites playing on bowling green where Cook & Phillip Park now stands. CU to bowling balls and man shaking his head. VS women playing basketball.
Access No. 138578 | 50 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park and WS Sunken Garden in memory of King George VI with NSW State Library in background and pan across Botanic Gardens. WS across Hyde Park and College Street to St Mary's Cathedral. Various views of the Cathedral and WS of St Andrew's Cathedral. VS of church spires around Sydney including St. Michaels and St Lawrence Church.
Access No. 138579 | 54 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt down pointed tips of pair of very long surfboards being held upright on sand at edge of surf. WS of northern end of Manly Beach with surf club in frame and pan along beachfront POV rocks with pine trees behind beach and street behind. WS of Bondi Beach with long rows of parked cars all along corso. Pan across beach and sea. VS of crowds in water and crowds on beach packed sardine-like.
Access No. 138583 | 50 secs | 1950s | Manly, Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS following small toddler girl in one-piece swimsuit walking across sand watching camera as she bumps into older girl. MS young women in strapless swimsuit sitting on sand laughing. High angle shot over Bondi Baths and GS over woman jumping off diving board twisting as she dives. High shot over man swimming with young child and GS of girl running along diving board holding nose and jumping.
Access No. 138584 | 24 secs | 1950s | Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of Razzle Dazzle or helter-skelter above Bondi Beach with boy climbing up wires of the ride as it rotates. WS southern end of Bondi Beach with children's miniature train ride going past camera. Tilt up from entrance arch to signage and decoration above for Taronga Zoological Park (now Taronga Park Zoo). VS of lions at feeding time in their concrete pits. VS of apes grooming each other.
Access No. 138585 | 37 secs | 1950s | Bondi, Mosman, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS of mother sitting on wooden seat with her two children spoon-feeding baby daughter and her young sun sits beside her with one half of his glasses plastered over. WS of gardens in zoo with visitors viewing animals in tall green cages to one side of screen. MS of swans both black and white in raised pond and GS of young giraffe in enclosure. WS of benches on viewing platform with view to harbour.
Access No. 138586 | 17 secs | 1950s | Mosman, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of speedboat Kingfisher speeding past camera towards beach. High angle pan across Middle Harbour from Mosman looking over The Spit. WS of Federation bungalow (possible Arts and Crafts style) of early 20th century. WS suburban pale brick house, MS stone house and pan from wealthy suburban houses to harbour view close by.
Access No. 138587 | 42 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt from MS iron garden gate to sparkling harbour looking towards Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and cargo boat coming into harbour.
Access No. 138588 | 22 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |