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Cities of the Territory

A look at the development of Alice Springs and Darwin.
Series : Northern Territory Contact | Episode : 2 | Year : 1981 | Total Duration : 5 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Otton
Director : Ian Walker |
Camel train in bush, man rides camel. B&W footage of Alice Springs, people at post telegraph office, steam train at Heavitree Gap (1928). Ghan railway link in Alice Springs. Inaugural train Tarcoola. Woman riding bicycle in Alice Springs, pedestrians, shops, aborigines. Man inspecting vines at Chateau Hornsby. Aerial Alice Springs with Macdonnell Range. Aerial Darwin showing coast. Woman jogging on side off road. Qantas plane taking off. Multicultural people including people of Asian origin, Indonesia and Indian. B&W footage people around destroyed building after bombing of Darwin during. Reconstruction of buildings. Rubble and devastation of Darwin after Cyclone Tracy 1974. Construction site. New buildings. Multicultural pedestrians in street including Chinese. Chinese buildings, mosque. Aboriginal and non indigenous children at playground. Sailing. Woman jogging with hair in pigtails. Neon signs, The Rock Oyster, Casino.
Access No. 126546 | 4 mins 57 secs | 1980s | Todd River, NT, Alice Springs, NT, Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |