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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 capital of Hobart in the mid 1960s.
Series : Life in Australia Series | Year : 1966 | Total Duration : 19.5 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Donald Anderson |
Hobart harbour and Mount Wellington. Titles. Aerial Hobart. Fountain in park. Men sorting mail. Clock on wall. Postman driving three-wheeled red mail van. City street. Tasman Bridge with mail van and traffic. Suburban streets mail delivery. Couple in EJ holden leaving house. Couple driving in car. Arrows on road. Car arrives at building where man gets out waving goodbye to wife. Dual carriageway road through Hobart and past suburban houses. Man reversing heavy machinery at mine and tipping ore onto pile. Molten zinc being poured into moulds. Forklifting moulds of zinc into stacks. Zinc processing plant on river and cargo ship docked at wharf. Sailor on ship hoisting flag. Woman at desk working on large design. Workroom with several people at desks. Looms and machinery and screen printing process with ink being spread over stencils over rows of fabric. Train tracks, train pulling into station and stopping. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 60074 | 6 mins 28 secs | 1960s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Women walking into factory building. Confectionery being mixed and poured into moulds. Sorting confectionery from boxes into trays. Sweets on conveyor belt. Machinery and confectionary processing. Horn blasting and whistle being blown, postman delivering letters. Housing construction. Red postal van amongst school children arriving off buses. Classroom with children and teacher. University students studying. students in library. Electronic equipment and woman operating hole punching equipment. University buildings and grounds. Three-wheeled red post van past row of older buildings (Salamanca Place?). Man standing on deck of fishing trawler holding up fish. People feeding birds at Constitution Dock. Dock activity newsprint paper being hoisted onto ships and cars emerging from large ferry. Hobart street. Citroen car towing caravan past shops on main street . Pedestrians and people in plaza and children watching cat & fiddle mechanised attraction. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 60141 | 5 mins 50 secs | 1960s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Supermarket, milk, meat and vegetables. Man boarding bus and man getting into taxi. Postman in bar chatting to men drinking beer. Men playing pool. People ten pin bowling. Group leaving building at night. Man starting up lawnmower. Man mowing lawn while wife plants shrub with small girl on lawn. Snow fields, skiers on slopes. Mother and children make snowman, children playing in snow and throwing snowballs. Panoramic view of Hobart. Ships tied to Hobart wharf. Children fishing from wharf. Yachts cutting through water with crews. Church bell ringing, bellringers pulling ropes. Bridal party entering church, ring exchange. People lowering sail on small boat at wharf, wharf activity. Men gathered around picnic table. Transistor radio. Band playing on stage, people dancing. Theatre Royal foyer. Tasman Bridge at sunset. Fountain lit up at night. Night shots including building, ship, traffic down main street, all lit up. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 60204 | 7 mins 22 secs | 1960s | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |