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Grafton is Sunshine City of North Coast

Grafton provides a centre for recreation and agriculture and is home of the Jacaranda Festival.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 6 | Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 6 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
Pan along Clarance River and flat agricultural ground, town of Grafton behind. VS main street with cars. Young women in same blue dresses riding on bicycles. HAS pan Yamba Beach to people swimming in ocean. Good shots children playing in sand at water's edge, group of young people on beach, teenage girl putting on lipstick. People swimming in rock pool, children swimming, woman diving off spring board.
Access No. 43972 | 1 min 16 secs | 1950s | Grafton, Yamba, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GVs stockmen herding beef cattle on horseback with dogs, men with stockwhips. Jersey dairy cows grazing, young boy rides horse wth dog amongst cattle. Pan floweing potato crop, horse drawn plough. Burning of sugar cane, flames at night, day men cutting cane by hand. Barge on Clarence River transporting sugar cane to Harwood Mill (mill not seen).
Access No. 43973 | 1 min 27 secs | 1950s | Grafton, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Passenger walking down ladder off passenger aircraft, elderly woman greeted at steps and given spray of jacaranda flowers. LV Grafton main street decorated for Jacaranda Festival, utililty trucks down street. VS Jacaranda trees in bloom. Street parade with Scottish band leading the way with bagpipes, crowd of children, street dancing with people wearing garlands, good shot children pointing and laughing, more shots dancing.
Access No. 43974 | 1 min 16 secs | 1950s | Grafton, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |