Title Details

Personally Conducted

A conducted tour around a mail centre run by Australia Post.
Year : 1984 | Total Duration : 22 Minutes | Producer : Tony Coyte
Director : Harvey Spencer |
Suburban home,woman arriving home after work, relaxing with her husband over drinks and talking about her visit to a mail centre. Titles. St Leonards Northern Suburbs Mail Centre with school group arriving for tour. Teacher, guide and schoolchildren. Mail sorting room and guide describing the postal services to school group.
Access No. 135932 | 1 min 21 secs | 1980s | St Leonards, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Mail trucks along road past industrial refinery or power plant. Clyde International Mail Centre, exterior and aerial of building. Aerial of building within suburban surrounds. Mail sorting room. Postmen on motorbikes leaving mail centre. Blacktown Workers Club. Aerials Blacktown suburban homes. Blacktown Post office exterior. Westfield shopping centre at Blacktown featuring the post office.
Access No. 135933 | 1 min 24 secs | 1980s | Clyde, Blacktown, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
City buildings in Adelaide. Santos House in Adelaide. Post Office in Grenfell Street. Rundle Mall.
Access No. 135934 | 37 secs | 1980s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Sydney city and harbour with Sydney Harbour Bridge. Aerial Centrepoint (now AMP) tower and Australia Square building. Australia Square Post office. Postman making a delivery in office building.
Access No. 135935 | 32 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Express courier car past Old Parliament House in Canberra. Canberra General Post Office (GPO).
Access No. 135936 | 24 secs | 1980s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerial Brisbane city with expressway along river. City aerial featuring AMP Towers. Brisbane General Post Office (GPO). Philatelic counter and postal worker issuing stamps. Variety of services offered by the post office including financial advise, money lending, Commonwealth Bank agency, electoral information and tax forms. Sales conference in board room. Guide showing group of schoolchildren around mail centre.
Access No. 135937 | 1 min 43 secs | 1980s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials of Scotland Island, Pittwater and Church Point mini market and post office agency. Church Point Wharf with ferry master collecting mail for Scotland Island. Schoolchildren alighting bus and entering post agency. Launching Place Hotel in Victoria. Launching Place post office. Small aircraft on outback tarmac. Mail labelled Port Augusta to Birdsville being loaded into plane. Pilot in flight. Birdsville Hotel. Pilot at controls of small plane. Plane on outback runway and pilot delivering mail to RMB Box in outback. Small plane in take off.
Access No. 135939 | 2 mins 17 secs | 1980s | Scotland Island, Pittwater, Church Point, NSW, Birdsville, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tail of a Mayne-Bristow helicopter sitting on tarmac. People boarding helicopter. CU on turning blades. Helicopter in take off in remote landscape. Aerial of North Rankin gas platform off the Western Australian coast, Indian Ocean. Zoom into closer shot of rig. Qantas jet in take off from Cairns International Airport, zoom in to terminal. CU on mail bag label, Thursday Island. Mail bags being loaded onto conveyor belt and into canvas covered trucks. Large orange mail container being loaded onto container ship bound for Thursday Island. Mail being unloaded from Cape York Air Services plane.
Access No. 135940 | 1 min 3 secs | 1980s | Cairns, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of Hobart. WS of colonial building with clock tower on corner street, LS of Nella Dan container ship POV from bow. VS of Nella Dan. Various aerials of Sydney to Hobart yacht race with Alan Bond on board. Nose of Qantas jet moving into left of frame at Perth Airport. WS of marina. CU of sign for Royal Perth Yacht Club. WS of exterior of Perth Royal Yacht Club. Two men drinking in bar with yachts moored in B/G. Aerial of Fremantle and zoom into moored yachts. WS of colonial Fremantle Post office building. Graphic map of Australia coloured by the number of mail deliveries per week for all regions.
Access No. 135941 | 1 min 26 secs | 1980s | Hobart, Tas, Fremantle, Perth, WA, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Photographers and cameramen with tripods filming the Prime Minister, Robert J L Hawke launching the Australia Post bicentennial stamp issue. CU of stamp.
Access No. 135942 | 57 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pull back from marina to WS of Sydney harbour and suburbs. High angle shot of New South Head Road and Eastern Suburbs railway line. Road sign to Kings Cross. El Alamien Fountain in Darlinghurst Road in Kings Cross. Aerial over Sydney city with Centrepoint and Australia Square. General Post Office , street scenes and LS of colonnade of GPO. High aerial over Central Coast. VS of Gosford Regional Mail Centre. Tour guide showing schoolchildren around the mail delivery area and sorting room with automated sorting equipment.
Access No. 135943 | 1 min 34 secs | 1980s | Kings Cross, Sydney, Gosford, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS exterior of Stafford Mail Centre with mail delivery vans leaving building and fork lift truck moving mail. WS of exterior of Cairns Mail Centre and zoom into sign. Pull back to show model of new Canberra Mail Centre and its functions being described by man in suit to another man. WS exterior of Traralgon Post Office in the La Trobe Valley. WS of five chimneys in power plant. LS of open cut mine site and pan to mail centre in Morwell.
Access No. 135950 | 50 secs | 1980s | Stafford, Cairns, Qld, Traralgon, Morwell, La Trobe Valley, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Aerials of the Gold Coast beaches and high-rise apartments. Tilt down high-rise apartment block in Surfers Paradise. WS of corkscrew roller coaster at Sea World with water-ski ballet display in f/g. WS of audience in outdoor seating at Sea World with many wearing sun visor style hats. MS of brick wall with sign for Gold Coast Mail Centre and VS of night shift activities of moving bundles of mail. WS of large corner post office with clock tower. Interior MS of post office service counter. CUs of calculator and ticket or stamp dispensing machine and post box shute.
Access No. 135951 | 1 min 51 secs | 1980s | Gold Coast, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Low angle WS of postman delivering letters to postboxes in front of row of white terrace houses. CU of an emblem of Emerald Hill on the pediment of the city or town hall then pull back to WS of the building. Woman leaves car and walks into Emerald Hill Post Office. Low angle LS of the rigging of a three masted sailing vessel. WS of same ship. CU of three penny postage stamp proclaiming the centenary of South Australia in 1936. LS of Glenelg tram and zoom in on shops in main street with postman delivering letters. Travelling shot following car on expressway then pull back to WS of Perth city. Express couriers leaving mail centre. High aerial of city skyline.
Access No. 135952 | 1 min 21 secs | 1980s | Emerald Hill, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU of profile of driver in car wearing chauffeur style hat and speaking into a microphone. High angle WS of traffic on expressway with elevated roads. MS of man speaking into microphone at an office desk. Group of schoolchildren in tour of mail centre with one child asking questions of guide. WS of office interior with people working at desk. People walking past and up stairs into colonial style office building. MS of interior of post office service desk. CU of Intelpost equipment receiving material. Exterior of Cairns Post office. Man handing over envelope to customer.
Access No. 135954 | 1 min 19 secs | 1980s | Cairns, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
LS of white cruiser boat towards camera. MS of skipper speaking on microphone of two way radio as he steers boat. MS of pedestrian crowd and policeman directing traffic. High angle WS of stock exchange trading floor. MS of woman using auto teller (ATM) banking services. CU on wheels of jet plane as it lands in cloud of smoke. WS of the same Qantas plane and VS of tarmac activities including unloading airmail bags. WS of mail centre at night with clock tower lit. Red mail delivery van and four wheel drive jeep along road. Quick shot of tour of schoolchildren in mail centre. CU on surface mail sticker. Postman collecting mail from older style red mail box in the Rocks area of Sydney as horse drawn cart passes in b/g.
Access No. 135955 | 51 secs | 1980s | The Rocks, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
LS of row of mail sorters placing letters into pigeon holes and VS of automatic mail sorting equipment at work. WS of Mayne-Bristow helicopters parked on tarmac. LS of Nella Dan container ship moored at wharf. MS of man loading small plane with mail bags. Travelling WS of outback POV pilot of small plane. VS of electronic printers. WS of white cruiser boat. Aerial of Brisbane city. CU of priority paid envelope and express courier sign. MS of profile of driver in chauffeur style hat speaking on hand held microphone. VS of Australia Post activities. Aerial of Sydney city including Centrepoint Tower and Australia Square. VS of Sydney city with postman delivering mail. Schoolchildren in tour of mail centre.
Access No. 135956 | 1 min 45 secs | 1980s | Brisbane, Qld, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |