Title Details

Four Generations

Footage spanning 50 years illustrates how four generations of one Queensland family, all ex- Australian servicemen, have been assisted by the War Service Homes Department.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 136 | Year : 1970 | Total Duration : 4 Minutes | Producer : Gil Brealey
Director : Alan Anderson |
William Shilling 90 year old war veteran sitting outside Greenhaven Convalescent Home, Southport with three members of his family. WWI ground action, trenches, explosions, victory celebrations. 1920's scenes - sailing, fashion parade, horse race, biplanes, dancing, golf, beauty parade on beach, street scene with trams, cars, cricket, crowds, building and early Sydney Harbour Bridge scenes. House in Brisbane suburb of Clifton Hill belonging to Reginald Gilbert.
Access No. 43490 | 1 min 58 secs | 1920s | Southport, Clifton Hill, Brisbane, Qld; Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
1930's fashion at horse races, brief CU Hitler, German soldiers marching. WWII air action, ground explosions, sea, tanks, Hiroshima atomic bomb, victory celebrations on VJ day in Sydney. 1940's/50's fashion parade, rock and roll dancing. Suburban home in Mount Gravatt of Cyril Gilbert and present home in Norman Park. 1960's dancing surfing, skyscrapers built, short skirts, drag racing, skiing. Vietnam War action, helicopters and explosions. TAA aircraft lands,1960's Australian serviceman Ronald Duckham (phonetic) greets family (Asian wife) on return. Drives up to suburban home in Tennyson in Volkswagen (VW) Beetle car.. WWII
Access No. 122820 | 3 mins 14 secs | 1920s | Japan; Germany; Mount Gravatt, Norman Park, Tennyson, Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |