Title Details

Heart of a City

The work of the City Council of Brisbane
Year : 1959 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Brian Chirlian
Director : Ralph W. Peterson |
HA Brisbane, h/a steam train past goods train carriages, various Brisbane street scenes, people on bus, Scenic Clipper bus and good shot of bus driver and tourists on board bus, Brisbane City Hall, CU of plaque for opening and foundation stone, looking from Town Hall roof, pan over city, Town Hall Foyer (1959)
Access No. 40849 | 2 mins 37 secs | 1950s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Brisbane City Council foyer , an elderly couple walk past a sign about pensioners medical entitlement cards. Mothers in queue with their babies to drop them off at city kindergarten built on rooftop of City Hall, row of cots, children painting, early day care creche.(1959)
Access No. 40862 | 29 secs | 1950s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU of gambusia fish in water. Council spraying water pools in the bush to eradicate mosquitoes, shot of laboratory with fish tank. Cu of man holding a terrier dog and releasing him onto bags of grain to search out rats. Dog catches rat and shakes it. (1959)
Access No. 40863 | 1 min 6 secs | 1950s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Sign for Department of Health Immunisation Clinic Entrance. Women and babies waiting for immunisation, children being immunised with injections in arms. Council meeting, HA shot of councillors standing as Lord Mayor arrives, Lord Mayor opens meeting by hitting gavel on desk,Lord Mayor addresses Council. High angle shot of council office workers, pan along row vertical filing cabinets. Engineers and draftsmen working on plans (1959)
Access No. 40864 | 1 min 46 secs | 1950s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Plaque for Breakfast Creek Bridge opening and shot of Breakfast Creek Bridge with traffic and trams, garbage truck, emptying refuse at garbage tip, CU on flowering bush then tilt up to park, electricity station, interior and exterior shots of generator, interior of Albert Park control room monitors electricity supply. Filtration plants and catchment areas for Brisbane city water supply, girl swimming underwater, MS of woman having a shower, fountain in Brisbane, (1959)
Access No. 40865 | 2 mins | 1950s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Night shot skyline Brisbane and river, neon signs, taxi, couple in formal dress arrive at Brisbane City Hall for concert. Tilt down pipes of a large pipe organ to organist playing. Young men playing table tennis, ping pong, CU on record playing and low angle shot of couple dancing, rock and roll, naturalisation ceremony conducted by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, City hall clock tower. (1959)
Access No. 40866 | 1 min 57 secs | 1950s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |