Title Details


Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the Tasmanian town of Launceston in the mid 1960s.
Series : Life in Australia Series | Year : 1966 | Total Duration : 18.5 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Peter Young, John Edwards |
HA WS over Launceston with countryside and hills in distance. Closer aerial over river. Opening titles over world map with zoom in on Australia and to Tasmania. Plane flying over camera and air to air of propeller in flight. High pan over Launceston and river. GS TAA plane taxiing along runway after landing and VS plane on tarmac and people disembarking. VS airport terminal, TAA counter and people boarding bus.
Access No. 40955 | 1 min 37 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
HA pan over Launceston and river. Residential streets of Launceston POV inside bus and from windows past various suburban houses. Various street shots and high angle WS over city. VS main shopping streets, some POV bus. VS cars lining streets and VS city buildings, city traffic and pedestrians crossing busy roads.
Access No. 40956 | 1 min 22 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS people walking along city street past shops and woman entering department store and looking at knitting wool on display table. CUs various coloured skeins of wool. VS women working in wool factory with tracks past machines winding wool onto bobbins, women working machines, labelling, packing.
Access No. 40957 | 1 min 6 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS man working in timber mill watching large log being sawn by machine, CU blade trough timber. VS timber workers sawing timber into segments with automatic machinery. VS men working in furniture factory using heavy machinery. GS man constructing chair. GS woman working automated weaving looms. CU woman sitting at loom pulling threads through. Two men working large loom and CUs loom at work.
Access No. 40958 | 1 min 45 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CUs automated machinery in factory and CUs cutting machine. MS woman seated at machine sorting metal parts. VS stamping machine, machinery churning out metal parts, and MS machine operators. Exterior of high school. Men in lab coats in testing laboratory with CUs of various apparatus and tests. High shot over men working on large train engine and MS of same. Track of red train being driven out of factory door.
Access No. 40959 | 1 min 35 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS primary school children entering school and GS children seated at desks in classroom with teacher at long blackboard at front of room. CU to child drawing cursive patterns on piece of paper. WS high school students walking around grassed school grounds. VS students in classroom writing and teacher at blackboard. VS school exteriors and senior science lesson with students looking through microscopes in lab.
Access No. 40960 | 1 min 17 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Crowds of people through turnstiles into agricultural show. WS people watching parade in centre ring. VS in centre ring including equestrian events, bull judging with blue ribbon placed on winner; CUs various sheep and wool judging; sheep being weighed watched by small boy eating fairy floss.
Access No. 40965 | 58 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS small boy in red jacket and cap on pony with ferris wheel in background at agricultural show. WS various amusement rides including ferris wheel and carousel. View over show grounds POV ferris wheel and WS crowds. VS racing cars preparing for race. VS race and spectators. Aerial track over race course. VS cross-country routes and checkered flag lowered as winner passes.
Access No. 40966 | 1 min 52 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS pair of water-skiiers riding single skiis POV back of speedboat. VS power boat racing. Group of cross country bicycle racers along road towards camera. CUs wheels turning, men in helmets and VS manoeuvring for position. VS archery with CU woman flexing bow, targets and archers firing arrows then collecting them from targets.
Access No. 40967 | 1 min 36 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS people walking through park. VS parents pushing children on swings and children on playground equipment with old decommissioned steam train in background. VS children clambering over train. Tilt down grand fountain and CU to carved figure. GS Asian Buddha figure and VS people reading from literature and listening to religious instructor.
Access No. 40968 | 41 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS hospital and grounds. MS young girl in hospital bed and CU nurse arranging gladioli flower stems in vase. VS nurse in childrens' ward. WS couple entering large historic brick building and VS people at cafe tables amidst art works on wall. MS two women studying painting and CUs of various paintings. GS pottery wares.
Access No. 133503 | 1 min 7 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS tilts of various steeples and towers of religious buildings. WS parishioners farewelled by minister outside church set by river. MS parishioners. CU plaque to Entally, an 1820s historic home and VS young couple walking around the building and grounds. VS interiors, paintings and couple reflected in fish-eye mirror.
Access No. 133504 | 1 min 20 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU man in headphones watching dancers. Low angle view of dancers performing on stage then gathered around man in headphones on stage. CU drummer playing drums and GS group playing electric guitars. High shot over girls dancing and MS legs as they dance. WS city street at night lit with neon signs. Couple in upmarket restaurant leaving table to dance on dance floor.
Access No. 133505 | 1 min 47 secs | 1960s | Launceston, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |