Title Details

Viewpoint on Hobart

The city of Hobart, Tasmania, as seen through the eyes of European migrants.
Year : 1975 | Total Duration : 23.5 Minutes | Producer : Don Murray
Director : Barry Williams |
WS time-lapse golden sunrise over hill shining on box of vegetables in foreground. WS pan across clouds settled over sea and in valleys between mountains. High angle WS over land and islands in early morning light. Aerial view over Hobart, surrounding environs and river in dramatic red sunset light. LS to shining inlet seen across dark land with red sunset mountains and light shining through clouds above. WS yellow sunset sky over darkened land. Aerial over fishing boat at sea. VS of boat on water.
Access No. 44275 | 1 min 5 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU field. MS radio announcer wearing headphones sitting at microphone giving time and weather forecast. MS fisherman on boat gutting fish. GS farmers gathering vegetables from field with newsreader voice-over. MS milk bottles on factory production line and CUs cartons of milk on line intercut with farmers with crops. VS inside milk factory and tractors and loads of produce. WS milk truck down suburban street in early morning. Zoom in to man hosing bunches of radishes with voice-over of Englishman talking about Tasmania. VS milkmen making deliveries to suburban houses. GS tractor loading produce onto truck. WS milk truck driving away.
Access No. 141629 | 2 mins 4 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS Italian man leaving home for work with wife and child watching from door with his voice-over talking about his experience of being a migrant in Tasmania. WS bus arriving at bus stop. VS passengers inside bus with bus driver and seated with voice-over of Italian man questioning Englishman about migrant issues. Aerial over Tasman Bridge and Derwent River. VS people travelling in car, bus and truck. WS town with mountains in background POV from vehicle travelling on road. Aerial over Franklin Wharf and harbour WS, town hall, VS around Hobart city and VS people at work in streets. VS men on scaffolding, man changing traffic light bulb. VS road and pedestrian traffic. LS bridge linking suburbs to mountains.
Access No. 141630 | 2 mins 26 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS people at work. Truck backing into markets depot, MS men operating machinery, man sawing, construction work on street. GS man on fishing boat at wharf selling fish to buyers on wharf. CUs woman at sewing machine with pin cushion attached to wrist sewing. VS people picking apples at orchard. GS science teacher in classroom with students and VS students working at desks. Italian resident in suburban backyard picking tomatoes and playing with dogs. VS drinking coffee with his wife in backyard. VS in apple sorting factory with voice-over of Italian migrant's attitudes to prejudice. VS Italian couple planting in garden and walking around their house. VS young woman shopping in supermarket with her three small children.
Access No. 141631 | 3 mins 58 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt up sprays from fountain in city. MS statue of Sir John Franklin in park, VS people on all ages picnicking and sitting on park benches. Tilt down tree to guitarist and violinist busking. CUs bearded violinist playing. Gs pair of workmen sitting on workhorses reading newspapers. MS woman ladling soup into bowls and GS serving soup to young son at table. VS primary school group in park having lunch and playing. GS gardeners. Good atmospheric WS of factory in harsh light. WS people walking outside factory building, zoom into young man with shoulder length hair. Track inside chocolate factory with women at wrapping machines and young man on floor.
Access No. 141632 | 2 mins 43 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS taxi leaving airport with passenger. VS taxi driver and passenger in car driving towards signs for Hobart and Sorell, towards mountains and VS of taxi on roads. MS woman in department store shopping for cosmetics. MS jeweller working at bench and serving behind store counter. MS woman window shopping. Zoom out from car on road to WS countryside. WS timber factory and ECU glowing coals in fire with zoom out to furnace. VS inside timber factory with workers at steam driven machinery and GS enormous logs on cutting machines. High angle view over busy Hobart inner suburb. WS and VS of orchestra setting up on stage.
Access No. 141633 | 2 mins 16 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS young school children sitting on floor in front of teacher and pianist singing. VS children in classroom and CUs on various faces. VS children doing creative movement, some clawing at camera. High angle WS of orchestra performing on stage. MS taxi driver driving past sign for Hobart and through harbourside suburbs. WS taxi unloading bags at hotel. CUs train driver working controls in cabin and view from window. MS male passenger. VS five children arriving home from school and having afternoon tea in kitchen. GS taxi driving around historic Hobart buildings.
Access No. 141634 | 2 mins 41 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS mother dropping off girls in very short dance dresses. VS young girls attending ballet classes. WS taxi driving through back streets of Hobart. Tilts and WS of various Hobart churches including St Joseph's Church, St Mary's Cathedral and St John's, New Town. Voice-over of Polish broadcast and Polish speaking broadcaster. VS religious congregations. VS Salamanca Place markets and shoppers. MS young woman in enormous sunglasses. Zoom out from St John's Catholic Church to the Richmond Bridge with both reflected in Coal River. GS people walking outside historic Richmond Arms Hotel. Zoom out from church to gravestones in historic cemetery. VS people having picnic BBQ in the grounds of Port Arthur with Gothic building ruins in background.
Access No. 141635 | 2 mins 46 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS boys' soccer game and MS to families watching and calling from sidelines. WS pier with high-rise in background and sailing boat with red spinnaker being hoisted in foreground. GS people climbing from dinghy to pier and WS boats sailing on harbour. VS families and boats. CU girl eating sandwich and VS busy picnic scenes. CU baby being tucked into cot, mother kissing her and switching off light. WS sunset. Zoom into orange clouds over dark mountain ridge. Freeway at night, WS purple sunset sky over coast, traffic and city lights at night. WS Avalon cinema lit up at night.
Access No. 141636 | 1 min 44 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS people dining at pub or bistro. CU Pizza sign. MS shop assistant ladling food into take-away container. GS people in laundromat. GS man sitting in study reading book. MS Greek woman sampling olive. GS young women doing traditional Greek dance in costumes with VS audience clapping along. GS women dining in restaurant. VS people placing chips on game table in casino. CU roulette wheel. MS crowd doing traditional Greek dance.
Access No. 141637 | 1 min 46 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |