Title Details

Christmas Under the Sun

Looks at how Australians spend Christmas.
Year : 1947 | Total Duration : 18 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Director : Catherine Duncan |
Opening titles. Children playing amongst trees in park overlooking Adelaide. People walking along tree lined street. Postman delivering mail on bicycle in suburban street. Children on bicycles in quiet street. Ice man carrying block of ice across street delivering to home.
Access No. 41281 | 1 min 16 secs | 1940s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Woman carrying basket walking along suburban street. Cars and double decker buses down street past terraced houses. Exterior house with sunflowers in garden. VS household gardens with flowers. HAS construction site of homes built by State Government Housing Trust. Men working with bricks. Man working in garden of home.
Access No. 41282 | 39 secs | 1940s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Policeman in helmet working on point duty. Busy crowds outside shops ready for Christmas shopping. Busy street scene main street Adelaide? with trams, traffic and pedestrians. WS suburban shopping centre, postman on bicycle can be seen, tram with destination Enfield passing.
Access No. 41283 | 36 secs | 1940s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Young boys climb down from tree on side of road, greet postman on bicycle as he delivers mail to government built housing in suburb of Colonel Light Gardens. Man in front garden with young daughter setting up sprinkler, turns on hose. Man looks at flowers held by woman with poodle. Chicken coop. Family including teenage children clipping hedge, picking flowers and picking fruit in backyard (peaches).
Access No. 41284 | 1 min 2 secs | 1940s | Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Racing pigeons in backyard, man putting one in cage. Children jumping skipping rope as if high jump (rope partly tied to tree). Man hammering wooden framework for house extension or garage. Man wearing singlet and white helmet with boy working on car. Woman with pram passing library. Mother parking pram and carrying baby into baby health centre. Good shot of older style prams
Access No. 41285 | 58 secs | 1940s | Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
School bell ringing. Exterior playground primary school. Mothers enter school gate, walk past children lined up doing physical exercises. Small girls collecting and drinking milk from cups, good CUs.
Access No. 41286 | 55 secs | 1940s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
District cricket club playing on suburban sports ground. Men playing lawn bowls. Elderly men hand building wooden toys to be distributed to children in suburb. Father and teenage son making wooden toys. Mother with small girl looking in shop window, enter. Interior butcher, butcher cutting leg of lamb, woman pays, child watches cash register showing 4/- 8d. (four shillings and eight pence)
Access No. 41287 | 1 min 58 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Inside fruit and vegetable shop, displays if cans and fresh fruit. Woman with small girl looking at fruit basket. Shop keeper scooping raisins into box. Kitchen scene - Grandmother mixing Christmas pudding in bowl, two girls take a turn, grandmother fans herself from heat with tea towel.
Access No. 41288 | 1 min 1 sec | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan from Christmas decorations (revolving model Christmas pudding) down to crowded street in town. Young girl holding mother's hand looking in shop window. Interior store, girls leads mother past man inspecting bag past sign to Father Xmas. Santa Claus gives presents to line of children, pats head from heat, fan blowing. Good CUs children.
Access No. 41289 | 1 min 7 secs | 1940s | Adelaide? SA , Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU group of children, girls with bows in their hair. Father Christmas arrives at sports oval in open car. Crowds of children, many with mothers, Santa Claus giving wooden toys (made by local men) out to children, children playing including one on hobby horse. Woman wrapping things to decorate Christmas tree for Christmas party organised by RSL. Children in party hats at table eating ice cream cake etc, food CUs. Santa Claus.
Access No. 41290 | 1 min 40 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Christmas Eve - Children decorating Christmas tree at home. View into church through window. Two children look up from writing list and smile at camera. Children putting out tray of food and drink for Father Christmas, small girl pinning list to mantle piece. Little girl saying prayers. Small boy preparing pillow case and getting into bed, good shots children being tucked in, kissed. Girls looking out of window.
Access No. 41291 | 1 min 10 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Middle aged man smiling and smoking pipe. Two men playing draughts and smoking, one rolls cigarette. VS children sleeping in beds on Christmas Eve, one looks at waiting pillowcase. Christmas morning, small boy playing toy trumpet, another drum, wake father in bed.
Access No. 41292 | 46 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Salvation Army Band playing in street on Christmas morning. Children taking Christmas toys from stocking, excited faces. Father and son playing with trains, girl blowing bubble. VS exterior churches, people going to church. Many children playing in street, some on bicycles.
Access No. 41293 | 1 min 16 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Family arriving at suburban house for Christmas lunch. Small boy in model car. At table, family gathered, toddler girl in high chair with mouth open. CU carving turkey, grandmother serving vegetables, VS family eating, CU Christmas pudding being sliced, large family gathered at table.
Access No. 41294 | 1 min 35 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
People in swim wear walking along close to beach, some in sunglasses. Family crouched in tent? eating Christmas lunch, baby sitting on ground. Well dressed woman in hat on sand spreading cake. Small children in rock pools, playing with crabs. WS umbrellas and shades on beach.
Access No. 126949 | 50 secs | 1940s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |