Title Details

Viewpoint on Brisbane

The city of Brisbane, Queensland, as seen through the eyes of European migrants.
Year : 1975 | Total Duration : 21.5 Minutes | Producer : Don Murray
Director : Barry Williams |
Sunrise over bank of clouds. Industrial area, smoky air in sunrise lighting. City with river winding through built up area in orange, early morning light. Two men walking along railway track, past train. Railway tracks and goods yard. Cityscape over city area with Story Bridge (titles), cityscape, high-rise buildings and pull back to older style timber home in sunrise light. Aerial over race track, Doomben. Horses training at dawn, trainer watching through binoculars. Horses and jockeys. POV from driver in train, Guard from train leans out of train doorway and deposits something on section of platform as train moves past. POV from driver in train as suburban silver train passes. Female ÒStrapperÓ hoses down race horse in yard of stable as other horses pass by close to camera. WS of stables. CU of horse with head bowed and striking ground with hoof. Strapper removes saddle. Horses being hosed own and led to stables. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 1 | 3 mins | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Passengers boarding train POV inside train then from platform. All are dressed in jumpers and coats. View of suburban houses in BG. Interior shots of commuter train. CU train driver, POV of driver as train moves along track in country landscape. HA track over rail lines. VS inside driver compartment and driver using controls. Passenger reading and various MS passengers. Train arrives at station platform. VS of platform, aerial of railway yards. Aerial over Brisbane River river as it winds through CBD and suburbs, cityscape, patches of strong orange reflection coming from river. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 34 | 1 min 57 secs | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU on traffic lights, traffic, road signs. Exterior Hotel Brisbane. Shell garage, petrol station. Man driving earth moving equipment, dressed in yellow overalls and cap, sun glasses. Traffic lights changing. Railway Station with sign above. Women holding hands with two small children. Workmen on smoko, CU one lighting cigarette, MS of two drinking from mugs. Welder with protective mask over face and other man with machinery. Two men fitting front section of large red Volvo truck to the main body for joining, truck manufacturing. Group of women in white uniforms working in pasta factory weighing and packing dry pasta. VS activity and of migrant workers. Machine sealing bags of Nanda pasta. City from construction sight as large yellow vat of concrete is swinging from crane. VS construction activity. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 56 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Old battered truck parked on slight grassy rise with barren Glass House mountain peak in BG. Pineapple plantation, workers picking pineapples and harvesting machinery and conveyor belts. Woman sewing on commercial machine. Needle and foot of machine sewing. Process workers at sewing machines making leather shoes. Floor Supervisor with clip board. Machinery punching eyelets into boots. Manufacturing process. Rows of completed boots. Male science teacher in laboratory with students in school uniform . Students doing experiment under supervision of teacher. Man in terry towelling hat driving fork lift truck. Harvested pineapples in wooden crate. Pineapple plantation with truck driving off into distance. Truck driving into country town and unloading pineapple harvest. Driver waving goodbye with finger. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 88 | 2 mins 35 secs | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Young bare-chested man with long hair unloading bricks from hoisted building lift. Note lack of safety gear. VS bricklayers on building site. Bricklayers at work using spirit level. HA looking down on very busy factory floor with women working on production line (canning pineapples). Migrant women. Row of Brisbane timber homes on stilts. VS of Queenslander homes. People in city building and down escalator in city department store. Young woman having makeup applied at cosmetic counter. CU of beers being pulled and VS inside hotel or pub. VS of men drinking in hotel. HS of bar and MS young man selling newspapers in pub. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 168 | 1 min 29 secs | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Young women and men practising dance routine in park. Palm tree against blue sky. Woman sitting under tree, older couple on bench. Botanical Gardens and group of girls. Three people on ground reading and smoking in front of a Volkswagen (VW). Couple walk in park. Man with dark rimmed glasses laughing. Woman in flares. Clock tower and stone church. Family walking along river edge. Boats moored. Silhouette of two boys fishing. Storey Bridge. Horse race in progress with airport in BG. Punters. Racing crowd jumping with excitement. Bookmakers and woman in hat drinking beer. Man in orange and yellow terry towelling hat. Boats moored with cargo ships in background. Statue of a judge and courthouse. Backyard family BBQ. Man tending BBQ and men drinking XXXX beer .Guests. Small child jumping with excitement, children and others eating. City skyline at dusk with plane taking off and flying out of shot. Dark blue sky with puffy orange sunset clouds and full silvery moon. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 224 | 3 mins 43 secs | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
City skyline with construction cranes. Plane enters screen to land, touching down with cloud of smoke from back and taxies out of shot. Ansett planes taxiing. People waiting behind glass enclosure at airport. Pilot and passengers alight down stairs with help of air hostesses, with hats. Pilot in cap. Clock Tower of Brisbane Town Hall. Outdoor cafe on corner. Traffic and pedestrian on roads and footpaths. People reading, writing, eating, drinking socialising. Treasury Building. Pedestrians along street, Women in mini skirts. Statue of Queen Victoria. Families and couples in park. Woman and child near fountain. Man rolling his own cigarette. Nanda pasta van making delivery to shop. Chef and woman working in commercial kitchen. Two men being served meal in restaurant by waitress. Woman drinking through straw. Migrant women with children. Migrant families and faces. Crates of pineapples on goods train. Man overseeing various stages of processing by machinery. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 131836 | 3 mins 59 secs | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Bridge across Brisbane River with light traffic. Cityscape, Storey bridge. Aerial over Brisbane city at sunset, sun reflecting on bridge. Small ferry on river. Interior office with large window overlooking traffic. Brisbane Main Roads Traffic Control Centre, large city road map on office wall. Men at control desk. Monitor screen. Storey Bridge silhouetted against sunset with cityscape & city skyline in BG. Restaurant chef cooking in kitchen with high view over city. Crane in silhouette. Interior traffic control room . Traffic headlights towards camera at night. Guard holding lantern on Ipswich railway station platform. Train leaving platform. Train guard on platform. Crowded pedestrian street scene at night, neon lights and signs in shot. Crowd in cinema foyer. Traffic on street. Man and two women in a bar and couple descending stairs into bar. VS smoking and drinking. Large clock face lit at night against black sky. High-rise building exteriors and lights at night. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 131841 | 2 mins 55 secs | 1970s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |