Title Details

Mainly for Women

Anne leaves a friendly country town to work and study in Sydney.
Year : 1971 | Total Duration : 25 Minutes | Producer : Joe Scully
Director : David Eastman |
Light of train in pitch blackness. Train interior at dawn, sleeping passengers in seats. Young woman, Anne, awake in bed looking out of window at passing countryside. Country town, Gundagai. Anne, bringing in washing from Hills hoist. Train over bridge at dawn and inside train carriage, Anne applying make up. Guard bringing cup of tea. Gundagai with Anne parking Mini Minor in main street and walking along street wearing mini dress. Anne chatting to women in street. Inside pharmacy, trying make up, talks to chemist. In butcher's shop. Anne's mother ironing in laundry and helping to pack clothes. Anne in bedroom, packing clothes and photograph. Taxi arrives outside house. Anne inside train carriage. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40938 | 3 mins 34 secs | 1970s | Gundagai, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Arrivals board at Central Station, Sydney, to young couple and boy walking to greet train into Central Station platform. VS greetings. VS middle aged couple working on outside of home gardening and working on gutters then greeting family arriving in Volkswagen Beetle. VS food preparation in kitchen, family eat breakfast. Note 1970s decor. Young woman Anne, entering dry cleaning shop with aunt, into shoe repairers to have shoes fixed, at hairdressers looking at new hair style. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40942 | 2 mins 13 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS primary school and VS children in classroom. VS mothers working in canteen making sandwiches. Zoom out from reel to reel tape recorder to teacher in classroom with children working at desks. Mothers mending books in school library. VS kindergarten children at large desks. CU playground bell ringing. Children entering playground and GS mothers readying sandwiches bags in canteen. MS children collecting lunches at canteen window. WS playground. Red ceramic cat figurine to young woman, Anne getting up from nap and undressing for shower. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40943 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Woman entering take away Chinese restaurant and a chicken shop. Asian waitress filling Tupperware containers with food. Family around table eating at home and mother in kitchen taking icecream out of freezer. Young man drinking beer at table talking to Anne. Deckhand untying ferry rope at wharf and gesturing to young people running to catch ferry at Circular Quay. Young people of different nationalities mingling on deck of ferry. Ferry on harbour to sunset on water and Sydney Harbour Bridge in foreground. VS rock band performing on ferry cruise for Good Neighbour Council at night and young people of different nationalities dancing. Good 70's fashion, full-length crocheted outfit. Barbecue, young people helping themselves to food. Ferry lights at night cruising past lit up city buildings. Couples and small groups drinking and chatting on deck. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40945 | 3 mins 19 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Newspaper delivery from Mini Moke in suburban street. Anne, retrieving paper and carrying in bottles of milk. Anne examining job pages in newspaper. Man takes wife cup of tea in bed. Boy dressing for soccer. Red telephone, Anne ringing about job interview. Blue double decker bus stopping in front of Railway House. Anne alights from bus and meets up with friend Sally. Both wear mini skirts. Women looking at home units exterior. Farm Cove to women sitting in Botanical Gardens. Throwing rubbish into bin labelled √íKeep Australia Beautiful√ď. Inspecting interior of unit to rent. Neon sign for Skyway Drive-in movies. Entrance, paying entrance fee, parking car. Couple walk into canteen area to buy snacks as family with small children dressed in pyjamas leave. CU connecting speaker to open car window. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40948 | 4 mins 15 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Street parade with coloured floats and aerial over Grand Parade at Sydney Royal Easter Show. Billboard listing events and amusements at show. Ferris wheel, and fireworks display. Champagne being poured into glass. Couple at restaurant toasting. Couple about to part at rail platform at Central Station. Young man shows woman papers, couple hugging and parting. Young woman, Anne leaves on train, waving at door. Anne in sleeping cabin, looking wistful. Dream sequence of wedding Anne's smiling face and crossed fingers. Train into distance. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40952 | 4 mins 8 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Young woman in bikini writing letter on beach, men and boy playing cricket game on sand at Balmoral Beach. Anne in headscarf laughing. Woman in kitchen cooking eggs on stove and family at table eating breakfast. Boy building model rocket. Father kisses wife as he leaves the table. Anne and boy running to bus with boy boarding and waving to Anne as she waits at bus stop. Anne at interview with female supervisor. Anne being introduced to female typists. Anne at desk at evening class learning to use calculating machine, teacher looking over Anne's shoulder. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 132435 | 1 min 44 secs | 1970s | Mosman, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Young women in mini dresses shopping in department store, buying saucepans, sheets, toaster, coffee mugs. Anne in supermarket with hand trolley. Young woman in fruit and vegetable shop. Anne looking at display in fish shop. Two women looking at televisions in store window and shaking heads. Night tennis. Couple leaving Town Hall after Sydney Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 132436 | 2 mins 51 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |