FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

Title Details

Growing Child, The

A Department of Health program dealing with the proper diet for preschool children.
Year : 1930 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Man in suit tips his hat. Couple walking through park - like grounds of house pushing old pram. Passing man doffs his hat to couple. Couple arrive at brick house, Surrey (sic) Hills Baby Centre, Mother takes baby from pram and they enter the baby health centre
Access No. 97618 | 35 secs | 1930s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Good shot of nurse, nursing sister in white uniform and veil enters clinic room and talks with parents about the baby. Baby is weighed, good shots of baby and proud father. Discussion about the baby's rapid growth
Access No. 97636 | 1 min 17 secs | 1930s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Little one year old girl standing unsteadily with tower of blocks in front of her in the lounge room of the family home. Open fire, with no grate. Little girl falls over, and mother and father rush to help her. Good family scene in lounge room. Good CU of little girl sucking her fingers. Commentary about giving the baby cod liver oil
Access No. 97647 | 43 secs | 1930s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Woman in hat sitting on park bench seat in front of duck pond in Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney. Man joins woman on park bench and doffs his hat to her, small two and half year old child playing on edge of pond, ducks and swans in water. In the park, woman discusses the child's health problems with male doctor as he looks at the straightness of her back. CU on little girl feeding ducks.
Access No. 97654 | 1 min 55 secs | 1930s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Sign over doorway √íLady Forster Free Kindergarten√ď. Tilt down to door way as woman and preschool aged boy come up steps and into door. Interior shots of kindergarten with children sitting at little tables and chairs and exterior shots of playing on wooden climbing frame with rope ladder. Little girl with hair in ringlets does hand stand.
Access No. 97664 | 59 secs | 1930s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Male Doctor compares two children and their physiques and claims that good diet and exercise create a healthy physique. Discussion with mothers
Access No. 97674 | 1 min 7 secs | 1930s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS of doctor giving stern lecture on nutrition and its effect on a child's bone structure. Sketches of thigh bones on blackboard, and three thigh bones from children of different ages. He uses 2 small children to demonstrate good bone structure and growth deficiencies due to bad diet. Action of diaphram on rib cage and claim that knock knee is due to defective diet. Skeletal display of normal and knock knees. Skeleton on stand. Pan across audience as doctor lectures them on health being the right of all children. Young girls run towards camera.
Access No. 97681 | 2 mins 43 secs | 1930s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |