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Queensland Playground

The beaches between Coolangatta and Surfer's Paradise on the coast of Queensland.
Year : 1957 | Total Duration : 8 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Richard Mason |
WS Australian flag fluttering in breeze. WS over waves lapping beach and coastline from Burleigh Heads disappearing into distance. High angle WS over Surfer's Paradise from distance and closed view over sunbathers on sand. VS couple on beach with woman wearing white bikini. VS women undressing on beach and applying sun oil. Two women and man playing game with rolled up towel.
Access No. 145975 | 1 min 28 secs | 1950s | Gold Coast, Qld, Australia | © Film Australia | Colour |
WS of large beach gathering with man leading groups kneeling in circles on sand through singing and hand-clapping routine. VS of participants and onlookers around them. GS people in swimsuits past cafe in Surfers Paradise commercial area. WS shopping arcades and WS shops lining streets. WS house. WS people relaxing around pool at El Dorado holiday units. VS low-rise hotels and motels. VS around motel swimming pool. GS woman diving off springboard into pool and GS couple at side of pool. WS person sliding off slippery-dip into pool.
Access No. 145976 | 1 min 56 secs | 1950s | Surfers Paradise, Qld, Australia | © Film Australia | Colour |
WS people in beer garden. WS people dining at outdoor restaurant with seal fountain in background. Notable sunglasses on glamorous woman. Families eating at outdoor barbecue with GS of fathers cooking communally. CUs steaks cooking and plates of food. Mini-Tours Kombi tourist "bus" leaving Surfers Paradise street and WS of bus crossing bridge over river in countryside. LS bus seen across banana plantation. Various WS of rolling green hills and mountains of Queensland countryside. WS over mountain wilderness. GS bushwalkers stopping to admire view over mountain ranges.
Access No. 145977 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1950s | Surfers Paradise, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS over rolling green hills of Gold Coast hinterland to LS of river. High angle WS of Tweed River with another WS further along. Tilt up grasses to lagoon with 'Sanctuary' sign. WS of lorikeets in rushes and gathering on bough of eucalyptus tree. VS of tourists crowding around enclosure at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary holding out pans to feed lorikeets. GS small boy giving kangaroo bottle of milk. CU of Rainbow Lorikeets landing to feed from pan being held out by visitor. VS birds landing on feeding trays of tourists. GS bird on woman's head and MS of small boy with bird. GS birds flying away and WS river.
Access No. 145978 | 1 min 21 secs | 1950s | Gold Coast, Qld, Australia | © Film Australia | Colour |
WS men playing golf with river in background. GS teenagers playing mini-golf. WS man fishing from beach with toddler playing on sand behind him. MS to toddler playing with fish. GS of man casting out. High angle view over two men surfing and another on surfski catching breaker into shore. High angle pan over swimmers in shallow surf and across to beach. GS over children playing on shoreline. WS of beach seen from street and high angle LS along coastal spit.
Access No. 145979 | 1 min 21 secs | 1950s | Gold Coast, Qld, Australia | © Film Australia | Colour |