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How We Found It - Northern England

Immigrants from around the United Kingdom talk about their experiences and new life in Australia.
Series : How We Found It | Episode : 2 | Year : 1973 | Producer : Frank Bagnall, Joe Scully
Director : Bob Kingsbury, Debby Kingsland, Antonio Colacino |
Sydney Opera House, harbour and Circular Quay. Ferry arriving at terminal wharf. Commuters walking down gang plank from ferry. Pedestrian crossing with quick shots of green and yellow single decker bus, blue double decker bus, red train arriving at station. Opera House, jet cat hydrofoil ferry.
Access No. 40868 | 29 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW | © NFSA | Colour |
Montage of shots of Brisbane. Pedestrians across street, close up of legs, Storey Bridge, sign for Casket lottery, men on scaffolding cleaning outside of sandstone heritage building, city high rise buildings, VS people sitting on benches, fairground ride, general street scenes
Access No. 122859 | 35 secs | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Montage of shots of Melbourne. Trams, pedestrians, street scenes. People wearing flared trousers and platform soled shoes. General city street scenes. Builders erecting timber framework for house construction. David Heath from Northern England working on building site as a carpenter. Two women pushing prams in street, then at shops looking at floor carpet samples. Group of Brownies playing outdoor games. Christening of a baby. Barbecue in back yard garden.
Access No. 122862 | 2 mins 35 secs | 1970s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Montage of shots of Hobart. Car ferry unloading vehicles ÒAustralian TrackÓ. Street scenes. People in park, with water fountains, people eating lunches, seagulls walking in park, man sitting on bench, skyline of city in silhouette.
Access No. 122865 | 31 secs | 1970s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Montage of shots of Adelaide. Quick shots pedestrians, old man sitting on park bench, fountain, couple in row boat, people in park, seagull on head of statue, children horse riding, working painting road signs
Access No. 122868 | 29 secs | 1970s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Montage of shots of Perth buildings, street scenes, pedestrians people in park, outdoor cafe, CU of black swan's head and neck and group of swans on water with baby cygnets. City skyline. Children with families barbecueing, playing near water with small sailing boats. Zoom in on city skyline with yacht sails passing in foreground.
Access No. 122871 | 59 secs | 1970s | Perth, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Zoom into suburban fibro house. Bill Charlton from Northern England with family seated at dining table talking. Working as a fitter on machinery at Taren Point. Teenage girl in very short skirt walks with younger sister towards another sister sitting on reclining chair on verandah. CU's family. VS woman shopping in electrical goods department walking past rows of televisions, sewing machines, stoves. Pan past Jonathan apple display and bananas in fruit shop fruit. Bargain or sale bin of shoes for $5 a pair.
Access No. 122874 | 1 min 16 secs | 1970s | Taren Point, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
John Callender (?), accountant, from Greenside, County Durham, Northern England, driving car. Young woman shopping for clothes. Interview with wife, CU's wife and teenage daughters. Family on deck chairs in backyard, Hills clothes hoist in background. Young woman in naval uniform, HMAS Kuttabul on hat. Northumberland and Durham Association - people relaxing at barbecue, on the beach applying suncream, man playing the accordian at the beach and couples dancing to the music, teenagers on the edge of an ocean pool with waves pounding over them, surfing. People singing on board bus singing to accordian. POV bus to beach and GV bus on coastal road.
Access No. 122875 | 2 mins 23 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Ray Knight from Northern England cutting key for young woman and baby at shopping centre. Knight at home cutting grass with Victa mower, family outside in back yard garden. Wife in kitchen with daughter preparing food. Woman doing make up demonstration at shopping centre. Daughters (in their 20s) riding horse, playing netball, playing with hose and wetting the dog.
Access No. 122876 | 2 mins 6 secs | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GV steelworks or foundry. Middle aged man Arthur Broadhead from Northern England welding. Wife at garden nursery looking at plants, brings tree home. Woman gets off Austin Ferry bus carrying tree. CU of evening meal of meat and vegetables at home . Serving and eating meal with family.
Access No. 122878 | 2 mins 19 secs | 1970s | Claremont, Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Jeff Foster, from Northern England, assembling pre fabricated house. Wife working as nursing sister in hospital, (wears small starched head dress) with patient in bed. CU of digging soil or earth. Family in backyard garden. Men playing golf. Children at school (Salisbury Primary - Year 6). In Barossa Valley tasting wine and social event of bottling wine.
Access No. 122879 | 1 min 53 secs | 1970s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle zoom on large docked container ship. Ken Scawton (phonetic) from Northern England working at busy docks. Wife working electric wringer on top of washing machine at home and hanging out washing on Hills hoist. Children playing with dog. Small children in park, playing on playground equipment, painting at kindergarten. Woman with children walking to school using underpass. Family walking on beach with dog.
Access No. 122880 | 2 mins 42 secs | 1970s | Perth, WA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |