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Australian Weekend

Looks at some of the ways in which Australians typically spend their weekend leisure time in the 1960s.
Year : 1960 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : John Martin-Jones
Director : Rhonda Small |
WS of sunrise over tranquil ocean with pine tree in foreground. MS man sleeping in twin bed being awoken by his young daughter and son in their swimsuits and being dragged out of bed. WS lifesavers carrying equipment down beach to flags. High angle shot over family arriving on beach with children carrying surf mats then running into water. GS small boy riding surf mat into beach in shallow shore waves.
Access No. 139343 | 1 min 41 secs | 1960s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS with two surfers riding waves and WS over crowded beach. VS lifesavers rowing surfboats through water and WS coming into shore past more surfboats heading out. MS man pulling on rope and GS of yacht sailing in harbour. GS waterskiier being pulled by speedboat POV fom yacht with Clontarf in background. WS tracks of sailing boats racing with spinnakers flying in harbour. VS crews of small yachts out on trapezes.
Access No. 139344 | 1 min 37 secs | 1960s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS two young boys playing cricket on suburban vacant block and VS adult cricket game being played on harbourside cricket ground. WS pair of hikers carrying backpacks arriving at campsite joining others with canvas tent pitched on hillside with WS view of rugged mountains and cliffs (probably Blue Mountains). MS man pouring tea from billy into another man's cup. WS group gathered around campsite drinking billy tea.
Access No. 139345 | 39 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle WS over crowds at horse racing track and GS people wandering around course and dealing with bookmakers. WS of horses racing and good high angle WS over crowds watching then leaving after race finishes.
Access No. 139346 | 45 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS Luna Park lit up at night seen from the Rocks past Sydney Harbour Bridge. GS people riding on carousel past camera and WS with windmill outlined in lights in background. WS people walking past ride with open-mouthed clown facade. MS two young couples at shooting gallery and GS of bobbing targets. CUs couples laughing.
Access No. 139347 | 29 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS night time barbecue with man in foreground serving up food and couples dancing outdoors in background. WS people dining at outdoor tables with VS of tomato sauce being passed around. High angle shots of couples dancing. WS tilt up to church steeple with clouds in blue sky passing overhead. Tilt down organ to church organist and GS church service. WS outside church and VS of small children dressed in their best Sunday clothes attending an outdoor Sunday school class.
Access No. 139349 | 1 min 29 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS man in fishing boat in the middle of a river and closer shot of him sitting with his fishing rod. WS of family in their backyard building boat with the aid of a boat building magazine. GS mother taking over the mallet and chisel to complete the job herself. WS men playing lawn bowls. WS golf course and WS woman hitting ball out of sand pit and onto green just short of the hole.
Access No. 139350 | 59 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle WS over dirt car racing. WS to spectators watching with small girl standing on wire fence. Tacks following cars racing along dirt track and MS announcer at finish line giving commentary into microphone. WS of cars around bend then WS of them passing man waving checkered flag at end of race. WS spectators lined up in front of cars parked in paddock clapping.
Access No. 139351 | 41 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS suburban scene with father mowing front lawn watched by young son who rakes up after him. VS couple sitting in backyard drinking glasses of beer with son in the background looking at newly built boat. WS children walking up city street and WS sunset over harbour with boats silhouetted in foreground. GS man sitting in shed working on his fishing road and GS small girl falling asleep in her bed.
Access No. 139352 | 52 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS woman sitting at edge of bed rubbing lotion into sunburn on man's shoulders as he lies on his stomach on the bed. GS young woman carrying flowers from alter in church. WS sunset sky with bright red streak over harbour.
Access No. 139353 | 40 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |