Title Details

Between the Old and the New

Accommodation for migrants arriving in Australia.
Year : 1973 | Total Duration : 12 Minutes | Producer : Joe Scully
Director : Bruce McNaughton |
Three old suitcases, luggage, stacked on top of each other with leather straps and stickers, snail sliding along a stick, turtle in the grass, turtle, ship being pulled by tug, plane taking off, turning globe of the world to map of Australia. Large passenger ship moored offshore with rolling waves of beach in foreground, couple on beach looking out to sea, factory buildings, children playing in playground, on monkey bars, old bus. Country road with traffic, weatherboard house, housing, multi storey high rise buildings, Sony clock on building. School building, children in school uniforml, Nissen hut hostel. Main street of country town, migrant families, YMCA building, Orana hostel in Sydney, hostel kitchen. Housing Commission flats, units, apartments. Bus at bus stop. Children in bedrooms, over school playground and buildings. Hanging out washing in Nissan hut hostel.
Access No. 46683 | 3 mins 43 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Building site, construction, men laying concrete paths, good shots of Nissan hut hostel, interior shots of bedrooms, bathroom facilities, mother bathing baby in bath, CU children cleaning teeth and washing hands, community dining room, making sandwiches, women in laundry using washing machines, banking with passbooks, posting letter, visit to Commonwealth Employment Service, children playing and eating at Child Minding Centre. Language classes for adult education with female teacher; children in classrooms, weighing a baby at the health clinic, children playing indoor recreation area, table tennis, gym equipment , children outside playing football. Migrant couple look at real estate in Guildford area. VS of housing. CU on signing of document. New arrivals of migrants arrive at hostel on bus.
Access No. 46689 | 7 mins 47 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |