Title Details

Darwin Doorway to Australia

Describes life in Australia's northernmost port.
Year : 1949 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Director : Lee Robinson |
Aircraft in air. Pilot looking at map. Aerial Darwin. Map of Australia pointing to position of Darwin. 1919 monument commemorating first flight from England to Australia. People boarding Qantas Empire Airways aircraft. Crocodile hunter putting gun into hold, injured man being helped. Royal Air Mail plane. Qantas empire Airways bus into city. Main street of Darwin. Various buildings, vehicles in street. Inside shops, beauty parlour, men drinking beer in Workers Club. Bare chested men with children. Council workers arriving, meeting in chamber (all men). Harbour. Supplies arriving by boat. Cargo unloaded onto trucks in nets. Early road trains, man loading swag inside. Ruined buildings after Japanese WWII bombing. Plans of city. Carpenter sawing, construction site, terrace of shops being built. House on stilts, lush garden. Baker's van in street. Modern looking house. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 124796 | 6 mins 18 secs | 1940s | Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Propellors turning. Qantas Empire Airways aircraft taking off to camera. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 124800 | 47 secs | 1940s | Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |