Title Details

Big Island, The

Impressions of life in Australia, a rapid look at home environment and recreation.
Year : 1970 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Crowds at the beach, women wearing bikinis, Norfolk pine trees lining car park. Lots of young people on beach. Small girl's face as she has suntan cream applied. Woman applying suntan cream to man's nose. People riding waves, surfboard riding, playing in surf. Aerials of road train on desert road, smelter with white smoke billowing from chimney, iron ore train, blast in open cut mine. Chalkies writing up boards in stock exchange. Wheat harvesters, cattle and sheep, sheep transporter, sheep being shorn with electric shears. Royal Easter Show, chair lift, Grand Parade, side show alley. Stained glass ceiling of National Gallery of Victoria. Clay pottery on wheel. Production lines with cars and televisions. Photographer with models for fashion shoot. Locomotive through country. Steam train, Puffing Billy, with children hanging out of windows and waving. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40432 | 4 mins 49 secs | 1970s | Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Sydney, NSW, Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Field of wild flowers and individual flowers including bee on wattle and bottle brushes. People at racecourse and horses racing, women playing lawn bowls. Kangaroo and echidna waddling towards camera. Lizard, bearded dragon, snake, koala, wombat coming out of burrow and koala chewing eucalypt leaf. Warringah Expressway on northern approaches to Sydney Harbour Bridge. Church spires amongst bush in Brisbane, city. Traffic on bridge across Brisbane River. Policeman on point duty in rain gear and white gloves. Barristers in wigs and gowns crossing intersection, small boys in school playground, one crying. Man in fur coat and felt hat, hippie style and holding small girl. Two men in academic gowns. Woman in yellow suit talking to paper seller. Young couple kissing under umbrella. Aerial of undulating outback desert, Uluru (Ayers Rock) as light plane flys past. People's faces as they eat and drink, couple holding hands as they run along the sand on the beach. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40437 | 4 mins 30 secs | 1970s | Victoria, Australia; Sydney, NSW, Australia; Brisbane, Qld, Australia; Uluru, NT, Australia | © Restricted Access - Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |