Title Details

They Become Australian Citizens

Shows how thought has been given to the ceremony connected with naturalisation, and how the occasion has accordingly acquired a new significance.
Year : 1955 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Ralph D Hogg |
Australian flag, titles include Becoming an Australian Citizen to-day is a friendly and happy experience. This was not always so - (1955)
Access No. 41218 | 35 secs | 1950s | Australian | © NFSA | B&W |
Good shot of children in pre school playground, small boys and girls jumping off small ramp and being supervised by teacher. Naturalisation Ceremony in progress. Microphone for 4KQ radio station, Mayor shakes hands with newly naturalised citizen and hands over certificate. People entering in polling booth for voting in election. Quick HA WS of parliament in session. (1955)
Access No. 41219 | 35 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Ships at wharf, ÒSkaubrynÓ, ÒSebastiano CabotoÓ, ÒSydneyÓ, Good MS pan along row of European migrants looking over deck rail of ship (classic shot), two shots of classroom of migrants in English lesson with teacher writing on blackboard. Migrants at work. Man working in steel works, driving tractor, woman working as nurse, cane cutting (1955)
Access No. 41220 | 44 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Woman walks down street with parcels, meets postman at the front gate, and is given letter, opens envelope and reads naturalisation certificate, LS suburban street (1955)
Access No. 41222 | 34 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Exterior court building, Australian flag flying. Police arriving in large black van and walking into court house. Randwick Town Hall sign Sydney, Leichhardt Town Hall sign, exterior Hunters Hill Council Chambers, interior women decorating tables. Naturalisation Ceremony with new citizen taking oath of allegiance. Mayor presents certificate to new citizen, Audience claps. Woman speaks from the Good Neighbour Council. Mayor speaks, people gather, socialise and drink tea. Tilt down from clock tower to Sydney Town Hall steps (1955)
Access No. 41223 | 5 mins 21 secs | 1950s | Randwick, Leichhardt, Hunters Hill, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Tilt down from clock tower to Brisbane Town Hall with Naturalisation Ceremony being held on steps, Mayor gives speech, crowds in street watching, young couple walk towards camera. Voice over of speech by Queen Elizabeth II about Australia being a promised land. (1955)
Access No. 41225 | 1 min 10 secs | 1950s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
University exterior, three men walking along colonnade, men working, ship launch, man on horse herding sheep, water spilling from dam pipe, surfing, skiing, h/a farmland fields (1955)
Access No. 41226 | 33 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |