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They Built for the Commonwealth

Construction of the Cahill Expressway, Sydney.
Year : 1962 |
GS building labourers on construction site loading bricks into wheelbarrow then wheeling it up planks into building cavity. MS men in hardhats, one in suit, inspecting building works with view down to city below with cars in streets, city buildings and scaffolding of building under construction. High angle WS over multi level building under construction and tilt to dogman riding on crane scoop high over city. Track as he ascends rises out of frame.
Access No. 142312 | 1 min 24 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Tilt up to dogman riding on shute at end of crane hook high in air and track as he is lowered over construction formwork. MS tilt down crane wires and hook to dogman being lowered over edge of beams high above city then high angle over him as he arrives to fellow construction workers with concrete visible in shute he's riding on. High angle WS pan across construction points near Botanic Gardens, cars over freeway to construction workers on rubble on Cahill Expressway construction.
Access No. 142313 | 1 min 29 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Tilt down from dogman riding on cement shute down to builders on expressway formwork spreading cement with shovels. High angle WS over Farm Cove and Botanic Gardens with Garden Island and headlands in distance. Pan across scene to beams, girders and scaffolding of expressway and bricklayer building brick wall. MS builders down ladders and around construction area with WS looking out to Sydney Harbour.
Access No. 142315 | 1 min 17 secs | 1960s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |