Title Details

Project Public Service

The Commonwealth Public Service as seen through the eyes of a schoolboy preparing a project.
Year : 1957 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : Shan Benson
Director : Shan Benson |
Father and son discuss boy's upcoming school project in garage while man is working on car . Diagram explaining tiers of government. Women drying dishes. Boy working on project in dining room. Men surveying outback plain, Dept of National Development. Customs officers on wharf. Post Master General's office testing telephone equipment. Wheel folding into undercarriage of aircraft held up on jacks. Prime Minister's Department. Department of Primary Industry inspecting sheep. Man at drill press machinery. Boy at Dept of Defence, people are working at desks. Draftman's office. Plans for extensions at Kingsford Smith airport. Passports and Visas desk. International visitors being greeted from aircraft by officials. Customs checking bags at desk. Doctor injecting immigrant for quarantine reasons. Commonwealth Offices, Treasury and External Affairs. Library at Attorney General's Dept. Man being interviewed at Commonwealth Employment Service (CES) office. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 57960 | 9 mins 21 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Draftsmen's with plans for airport. Dept of Interior officials with aircraft landing behind. Construction at airport grader, crane and men on scaffolding. POV aircraft as it comes into land on runway. Boy watching aircraft on observation tower. CU hands searching through papers in cupboard, pulling out magazines and booklets. Family discuss research involved including Federation. Houses of Parliament, London. Document signed by Queen Victoria, statue of Prince Albert?, painting of Queen Elizabeth II. Parliament House Canberra. Australian coat of arms, royal coat of arms High Court of Australia, barrister in wig and gown. Men hauling gas cylinders to lighthouse. Woman at typewriter. Man looking into microscope. Man surveying land. Woman looking at papers. Aircraft carrier. Soldiers marching. RAAF aircraft. Doctor in Papua New Guinea. Man in Antarctic with meteorological balloon. Family working with boy on his projects discussing the tiers of government. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126654 | 9 mins 18 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |