Title Details

Jacaranda Festival

A look at the Jacaranda Festival in Grafton, New South Wales.
Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 9 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Director : John Keating |
Opening titles. Small launch moving up Clarence River toward bridge in Grafton. Two HAS of town of Grafton. Two young woman with tennis racquets walk up to house to join other for tea, woman pours teapot in tea cosy. Children in quiet suburban street. Middle aged woman hanging washing on line, jacaranda trees blossoming in background.
Access No. 61475 | 1 min 8 secs | 1940s | Grafton, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Various shots of traffic and pedestrians in main street of Grafton. Avenue of purple jacaranda trees in flower, horse riders below. Two young women gathering branches of jacaranda. Girls in school uniform practising dancing outdoors. Bus along country road to camera, interior bus looking out over driver's shoulder to more purple flowers on trees. VS bus drawing up and young people getting off, smiling and looking around.
Access No. 61482 | 1 min 16 secs | 1940s | Grafton, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
LAS young women in costume with banner ÒWelcomeÓ behind. Woman pinning sign on door ÒThis building is closed during the Jacaranda FestivalÓ. Three young women walk along street to camera, smiling. Young women leaning out of car window festooned with purple jacaranda blossom. LAS flags and jacaranda trees, Ford garage. People decorating lampposts with bunting and flower garlands.
Access No. 61489 | 48 secs | 1940s | Grafton, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Young woman placing garland of flowers around other women's necks (different ages). Various decorated floats along street. Group of young people, mostly women, looking over fence. Boxing troupe on stand next to water (Jim Sharman)?. Various shots teams rowing in regatta on Clarence River including shot inside boat looking to rower. Crowds watching.
Access No. 61495 | 40 secs | 1940s | Grafton, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS crowning young woman the Jacaranda Queen. Toddler girls and crowds watch on. Young girls throw petals in front of queen as she walks. Children in costume parade onto show ground, crowds applaud. Girls in bonnets dance around maypole. People of different ages, some wearing garlands, folk dancing in street. Lindsay's bus drives behind.
Access No. 61502 | 1 min 42 secs | 1940s | Grafton, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Large group of people milling around in Grafton market quare during Jacaranda Festival. HAS people dancing in formation in large circle, jacaranda trees. Ground and HA shots, families, babies, people of all ages laughing and dancing, some wearing garlands , man in floppy hat.
Access No. 61509 | 1 min 26 secs | 1940s | Grafton, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |