Title Details

Your Local Council

Shows local government working in city and country and indicates the various services provided by council.
Year : 1956 | Total Duration : 22 Minutes | Producer : John Martin Jones
Director : Bern Gandy |
Suburban houses and street, postman delivering letters on foot, woman in kitchen prepares food, husband sits at table, opens mail and reads rate notice from Ryde Council.. Exterior Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council chambers at Gordon, Cottesloe, Mosman Council chambers and Geelong. Printing ballot papers. and council elections with people voting at polling booth. Warringah Shire Council Presidents roll of honour and council meeting including Mayor. Building Inspector's office. (1956)
Access No. 40850 | 3 mins 44 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Policeman working directing traffic, good traffic, trams and car shots at Town Hall. Council meeting. No parking and no standing road signs. Parked FJ Holdens. Burrangong Shire council meeting. Road building construction and laying tar from truck with sign, Colbind for Service. Steamroller. Linesman. Mt Barker District Volunteer Fire Brigade truck. exterior Mobilong District Council chambers. Woman placing sign about skeleton weed in display case. Spraying weed. Sign for town of Colac, main street and office for radio station, Colac Broadcasting Company. Abattoirs,ambulance, dental check on small girl, (1956)
Access No. 40852 | 7 mins 37 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Beach, beach inspector, bulldozing sand to clean beach, garbage disposal in Canterbury area. Sorting rubbish, waste into bags as fertiliser, children throwing rocks into disused clay pit, council meeting discussing the garbage tip and use of insecticides to control flies. Dumping rubbish into clay pit . Gardeners mow lawns of park with palm trees, public baths in Townsville, Euchre Elderly Citizens' Club with volunteers providing lunch, community service housekeeper feeding two children and ironing, couple arrive home with new baby(1956)
Access No. 40856 | 4 mins 9 secs | 1950s | Canterbury, NSW, Townsville Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Mother walks stroller into Baby Health Clinic, child being weighed, clinic nursing sister. Exterior and interior Kur-ring-gai Municipal Library, children borrowing books. Children at kindergarten. Municipality of Leichhardt immunisation clinic, chest x-ray, children playing in park, on swings, chess board and chess players, woman playing piano and ballerinas in community hall. Planning and construction of Narrabeen Community Centre. Good pedestrian shots and 1950s fashion(1956)
Access No. 40859 | 4 mins 8 secs | 1950s | Leichhardt, Ku-ring-gai, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |