Title Details

The Australian Way

An overview of life in Australia for new immigrants.
Year : 1969 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : Gil Brealey
Director : Christopher McCullough |
A crowd of spectators, including children are gathered at a festival. A gymnast diving over a piece of gym apparatus in a school playground. A woman is giving a speech at the Barossa Wine Festival with the children's television character Humphrey Bear on her left. Cinematographer John Hosking filming a scene at Trewilga railway station. On the far left is Director Chris McCulloch. Peter Weir is holding the umbrella. Actors are standing on the platform holding suitcases. Cinematographer John Hosking, on the left, filming a satellite dish. Standing on his right are Director Chris McCullough and Peter Weir.
Cinematographer, John Hosking filming in the outback, Peter Weir is holding an umbrella over his head. L-R: Cinematographer John Hosking with Chris McCullough and Peter Weir are filming a satellite dish. Two people squashing grapes in a large vat with their bare feet, at the Barossa Wine Festival. There is a large crowd gathered behind them.
Montage of landscapes: desert branches, red sand dunes, rock formations. VS city buildings. Aboriginal elders dancing in circular headdresses intercut with VS pedestrian crowds in city street. Montage of city transport with cargo ships, hydrofoil, aircraft on tarmacs and VS tail fins, tug boats, liners. VS people waiting for migrant ship, faces (note 60's fashions). Exterior The Commonwealth Centre. Stuffed kangaroo being loaded into van. woman in television studio showered with money, VS camera operators. Woman celebrity in fur coat being photographed arriving in car. VS aircraft landing, Qantas plane taxiing, airport, people in arrivals lounge, family reunions. VS mothers and children at government migrant hostel. VS hostel canteen, VS living quarters, exterior new brick hostel, children playing, families. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 41445 | 4 mins 9 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS zoom out from haze over Sydney city to suburbs. VS Real Estate agent leaving office with migrant and driving on expressway. Track past terrace houses, units, semis, houses, from car. Migrant inspecting house interior. Tilt up outback gorge. Zoom out satellite dish. VS sheep herding on motor bike. CUs grape picking. WS cattle across river and in field. Wheat harvesters, sugar cane burning, harvesting sugar cane. Skiers on slope. High shot over spray from irrigation pipe. Orchard, wooden fruit boxes, VS stone fruit being processed in plant, canning Letona peaches, packing cans. Industry montage with industrial waterfront, men in car manufacture, mining, men in hard hats, steel manufacture, VS workers. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 41448 | 4 mins 22 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS preschool children. WS grassy school playground, young children playing soccer. VS schools. VS slow-motion young gymnasts and divers into pools. Young couple walking through university grounds. Trewilga country railway station, parents sending daughter off in train. Horse being moved from stable to operating theatre during veterinarian class. VS operation and students watching. Man teaching child English, woman learning English from child. Rollercoaster ride Big Dipper at Luna Park, woman riding horse, Afghan hound dog running. Man surfing, VS people on beach, women in bikinis. Women cycling, children riding billy carts on road. Slow-motion man swimming, women playing tennis, Australian Rules football match, VS spectators. Night drag car racing, CU coloured lights, ambulance arriving to car accident scene at night. VS hospital waiting room and patient on stretcher. VS aged care homes, CUs elderly people. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 41451 | 5 mins 31 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS bearded man making public speech in Sydney Domain Speaker's Corner, CUs audience watching. ANZAC day march, VS diggers. GS crowd in Domain. Migrant family on grassy slope of Lady Macquarie's Chair, young boy climbing on rocks. String orchestra in practice. Tilt to stained glass ceiling of National Gallery of Victoria to Rodin sculpture Balzac in courtyard. GS Henry Moore sculpture. Men Greek dancing and Spanish rock band and people dancing. Flamenco guitarist and dancer, youth orchestra. VS city buildings and Circular Quay. Montage of faces from various nationalities. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 41454 | 3 mins 17 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |