Title Details

Adelaide Advances

Description of the city and suburbs of Adelaide.
Year : 1954 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Director : Bern Gandy, Joan Boundy, Hugh Alexander |
Pan across green fields with grazing cattle country road with white FJ Holden car towards and past camera. MS car travelling towards camera with elderly driver and younger man as passenger. Driving along road POV inside of car. High angle shot of Holden down hill past houses in leafy outer suburban Adelaide. Autumn leaves on trees.
Access No. 24786 | 1 min 11 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
White FJ Holden down tree-lined dirt road towards camera stopping in front of property. Passenger beckons young girl to car and gives her a parcel to deliver. Track of girl as walking through gate to Hans Heysen standing in garden painting. MS Heysen and CU to him painting gum trees in watercolour on paper.
Access No. 24793 | 32 secs | 1950s | Hahndorf, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS White FJ Holden travelling through autumnal landscape and track POV car of various trees. High angle pan across city and suburbs of Adelaide lying below. Track past toll gates and gate house. WS vineyard with LS to Adelaide city in background. VS people picking red grapes. CU bunches of grapes on vines and GS grapes in vat.
Access No. 24797 | 1 min 10 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Exterior shots of unloading barrels of wine from truck at factory with some men wearing long leather aprons. WS sheep being herded along road in front of Waite Institute. VS of Institute grounds and man pushing barrow past glasshouses where soil research is carried out. GS scientist counting nodes on plant, woman examining water culture. MS meteorologist reading cup anemometer and evaporometer attached to weathervane.
Access No. 24807 | 47 secs | 1950s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS large older style red roofed house. WS stream of traffic on road including motorbike with sidecar. WS lookout over city of Adelaide with memorial statue of Colonel Light in foreground. GS people looking at view MS pair of women looking at map then pointing to view. High angle pan across city buildings to King William Street. VS North Terrace showing buildings, traffic and tram and high shot over library, gallery and museum. Track along street.
Access No. 24817 | 57 secs | 1950s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS Torrens River with sculling team rowing past camera. Pan across Botanic Gardens and VS ponds, small children feeding ducks and flower displays. CUs crimson dahlias, orange and mauve cactus dahlias. GS cars across bridge past Adelaide wharf and WS cargo ship and large crane bulk loading ship at wharves.
Access No. 24821 | 1 min | 1950s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Red truck loaded with cartons past camera with cargo ship being loaded in background. VS wharf activity with GS sacks being hoisted by slings from wharf to cargo ship and MS bales of wool being hoisted. Pan across water to petroleum refinery. Closer pan of plant with tanks and industrial buildings. WS electrical power station, MS electrical grid. GS industrial site.
Access No. 24839 | 50 secs | 1950s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Yard of motor vehicle body-making factory. Pan across crane, buildings and car parts assembled in yard. Fork lift truck past and away from camera with large press operating in background. MS large press manufacturing car parts. MS line of double level lorries transporting cars past camera. WS workers leaving car plant. Car driving along road POV passenger. Slow track past Art Gallery.
Access No. 24847 | 1 min 8 secs | 1950s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Track past University buildings and section of quadrangle with archways and students sitting and walking across grass and along covered area. GS man leaving car and entering university gates. High shot over continuous stream of traffic rounding U bend and past camera. WS policeman managing queues of traffic. WS pan of crowded parking grounds of Oakbank Racecourse for picnic races.
Access No. 24853 | 51 secs | 1950s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS people camping at Oakbank Racecourse country race meeting with trailer and tent. GS woman shaking out rug. VS groups of campers and picnickers dancing and enjoying themselves at race meeting. VS children riding in aeroplane cars on small merry-go-round swinging out as the machine rotates.
Access No. 24859 | 19 secs | 1950s | Onkaparinga, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS start of country horse race at Oakbank Racecourse with horses past camera. High angle track over race and LS race through track surrounded by cars. WS horses towards camera jumping over hedge with one rider falling. WS crowd behind fence and GS horses over logs. High angle shot of finish line. VS queues of cars leaving race track with policeman on horseback riding alongside road.
Access No. 24863 | 54 secs | 1950s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle pan over Adelaide suburbs.
Access No. 24864 | 18 secs | 1950s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |