Title Details

New Ipswich, The

A look at life in Ipswich, Queensland.
Year : 1947 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Director : Eric Thompson |
Memorial in Ipswich Queensland. Plaque on memorial in memory of explorer Allan Cunningham. High angle WS's of houses and township of Ipswich.
Access No. 41013 | 1 min 10 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Horse-drawn milk cart pulling up outside timber house. Milkman fills jug from tap at the back of his milk wagon. Good WS three boys walking barefoot along street with long fishing rods over their shoulders. Queenslander house and timber fence. Pan down palm tree in lush tropical garden of house. Children climbing over verandah railing of Queenslander house into garden.
Access No. 62546 | 33 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU whistle blowing with CU on steam billowing. WS of industrial site made up of an array of buildings which are Ipswich railway workshops. WS large number of workers walking next to train and rail yards carrying Gladstone bags and through railyard gates.
Access No. 62551 | 20 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS Ipswich with woollen mills in foreground. Female factory workers arriving for work, some wheeling bicycles. WS of timber mills and line of workers arriving and lodging bundy cards in machine. Group of miners arriving at work wearing helmets with torches and sitting in small carriages to take them down the mines. MS man lighting his cigarette on another man's helmet light.
Access No. 62554 | 43 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS coal miners and WS men seated in small rail carriages descending into mine towards camera. Miner gives thumbs up to camera, most others smoke. Young boy standing in primary school playground ringing hand bell . MS four boy band playing drums and brass instruments. Schoolboys marching into class.
Access No. 62562 | 45 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Ipswich Grammar School building. Teenage boys walking around the grounds. Two girls in school uniform sitting on grass and reading. CU on school magazine from Ipswich in England for Northgate Girls School. High angle shot of schoolgirls cooking home economics class. Commentary Òschool girls of today studying to be housewives of tomorrowÓ. MS teacher helping girl to glaze tart.
Access No. 62566 | 43 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Suburban Queenslander home. WS group of women coming out front gate carrying golf clubs. Good shot of young woman with cane shopping basket leaving front gate of house. WS of main street building facades and clock tower. Tow truck and truck up street and VS horse-drawn buggy, cars, shops and shoppers about town.
Access No. 62573 | 34 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Shoppers outside Woolworths. VS shoppers of all ages walking along crowded streets. Good shots of fashions. GS horse-drawn open cart past camera. MS young woman having shopping basket loaded with tropical fruits in front of stand with prominent price tag on fruit behind. CU to fruit in basket.
Access No. 62575 | 33 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU on tray of meat pies and children lining up to be handed hot meat pie with tomato sauce by man behind cart. CU on small girl eating pie. MS of woman eating fruit then pull back to three women on grass reading newspapers. Group of mothers and baby in park.
Access No. 62578 | 21 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Men in work clothes entering building, backs to camera. Pan across large canteen dining room with VS men at long tables eating hot cooked meal at lunchtime. Lunchtime entertainment of debate at the Rostrum Meeting. MS priest and another man standing in front of blackboard with debating topics. CUs of workers in audience listening attentively, many smoking. Commentary, Òa good example of Australian democratic thinkingÓ. MS men standing and speaking from audience.
Access No. 62586 | 1 min | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS men returning to work from lunch. MS men forging and shaping steel in foundry with no safety equipment or hard hats. VS operating kilns and heavy machinery. VS workers and manufacture and construction of railway train carriages. Commentary about Òa fair goÓ and description of working conditions in foundry. VS's engineer using large spanners to tighten nuts on carriage wheels
Access No. 62595 | 1 min 33 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU two men in suits and hats kneeling down inspecting underneath of train. WS train pulling away from platform of railway station. CU factory whistle with steam billowing. WS over industrial complex of railway workshops. High angle WS of large group of men leaving workshops and walking towards buses or riding bicycles away from camera.
Access No. 62604 | 42 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Man in shirt, braces and hat hosing garden. WS men playing open air draughts in park. MS of two men on park bench talking. WS cricket game in whites and MS spectators watching game from grandstand and clapping. VS men playing golf and lawn bowls. Children swimming and diving into river from log. CU of billy boiling over campfire and family picnicking by river. Bicycles and horses over bridge on river.
Access No. 62612 | 1 min 7 secs | 1940s | Ipswich, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |