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Country Jazz

The New South Wales township of Dubbo is captured in this film, in the throes of a jazz festival and New Year's Eve celebrations.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 37 | Year : 1971 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Gil Brealey
Director : Bob Kingsbury |
WS sunrise over field turning to red. Opening titles with aerial track over river and fields near Dubbo. Aerial track over town of Dubbo from houses at edge of township to town centre. Zoom in to street parade and VS jazz musicians marching in parade playing instuments followed by spectators. CU two women watching from sidelines one wearing cat-eye glasses. Tilt to banner for the 25th Australian Jazz Convention. High angle shot WS over parade on streets followed by vintage cars. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 46490 | 2 mins 14 secs | 1970s | Dubbo, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS Dubbo's wide main street. Band (probably Alan Stott's Hottentots) on 2nd story verandah of older building with iron lace. Good shots of people on verandah, on street and sitting in gutter listening and tapping along. Good shot local children (two Aboriginal) laughing and strumming along to music. CU Dubbo Corps Salvation Army officer playing brass instrument. Ws of band in street. CU bearded hippy-looking man in fez hat man. Pan across empty auditorium to rehearsal and performance on stage by Original Graeme Bell Australian Jazz band. VS of musicians playing to audience. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 135929 | 1 min 27 secs | 1970s | Dubbo, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Pan along river with people swimming looking back to shore crowded with people on sandy shore and grass. VS people relaxing on river banks lying on banana lounges and wading at waters edge. VS people sitting on grass drinking, smoking, eating. VS dance in large hall with band playing (Nick Polities and his New Year Revellers). CUs jazz oboeist. VS couples dancing. CUs couples embracing as New Year is announced. High shot over whole group joining hands and dancing as one. WS musicians walking with women along main street towards camera in stillness of early morning. Couple sharing cigarette as they walk past camera. CU freckle-faced boy playing brass instrument with Dubbo Corps Salvation Army band on corner of dusty street. Low aerial over Dubbo. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 135931 | 2 mins 15 secs | 1970s | Dubbo, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |