Title Details

The Future Canberra

A survey of the plans and aims of the National Capital Development Commission
Year : 1965 | Total Duration : 17 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Director : Neil Howe |
VS meeting of members of the National Capital Development Commission seated around large desk with map of Canberra on the wall behind Chairman. WS of the Commissioner Mr JW Overall speaking to camera in front of large tabletop scale model of the city. WS of cars over Commonwealth Avenue Bridge travelling in both directions and GS underside of bridge reflecting rippling sunlight pattern from water. High angle shot over Civic Square fountain and statues and WS of multi storey buildings in the city centre.
Access No. 142320 | 2 mins 18 secs | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS of well known Canberra buildings including exterior of official building, WS Australian Academy of Science building, WS and CU Ethos statue in Civic Square with south Building behind. VS Canberra domestic architecture. High angle WS of Canberra seen from Mount Ainslie with the Australian War Memorial in foreground, Commonwealth Place, Lake Burley Griffin and mountain ranges in distance. CU planning map of Canberra's central areas. Zoom into Parliamentary Zone site for New Houses of Parliament on map with commentary describing the proposed buildings, access and surrounding buildings followed by similar coverage for various other zones. Zooms into models of proposed buildings.
Access No. 142321 | 2 mins 17 secs | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU planning map of Canberra's central areas and zoom into the extension to Anzac Parade. WS of first stage of road construction with dirt road leading up to Australian War Memorial. High angle GS of model for Government offices. WS Anzac Parade leading to Parliament House. VS blue gum saplings lining Parade. MS National Capital Development Commission's Chief Town Planner Mr Harrison addressing camera talking about projected population increases over the years and the need for future planning.
Access No. 142323 | 2 mins | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU planning map of Canberra's central areas with pointer showing the Parliamentary triangle. Zoom into the Conference Zone with Parliament House the feature. WS footage of Parliament House with long row of cars parked in front. WS eastern corner of Parliamentary triangle showing Russell Complex. Aerial shot over Russell Offices and American Memorial and Kings Avenue. High angle WS of office buildings in north-western corner of Parliamentary triangle. GS busy civic areas with WS fountain in Civic Square and people around Father and Son statue and fountain in Garema Place, Civic. VS shopping precinct with VS David Jones building, Bank of NSW.
Access No. 142324 | 1 min | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS aerial view over institutional and academic precinct of Canberra showing Canberra Community Hospital on Lake Burley Griffin. CU CSIRO sign and WS of building. WS Australian National University and WS students walking near Chifley Library and GS students entering Geology building. Pan along houses in suburban streets and VS single storey domestic architecture. CU map of Canberra showing different precincts. Zoom into Woden district. VS housing construction in the suburb of Hughes. VS houses. High shot over model of Hughes and CU of planning map. CU to Belconnen and Majura districts on map. Zoom into model of Woden district to the Royal Mint building. WS of Mint in surrounding countryside and GS cars past the building.
Access No. 142325 | 2 mins 32 secs | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU stone plaque in front of fountain with Hughes etched into surface. GS shopping area and GS woman pushing stroller using bridge underpass. High shot over map of City Hill area with zoom into London Circuit area showing buildings and facilities. High shots over city traffic and VS peak hour flow. Zoom out from map with major roadways marked across it. High angle track over green hillsides to river in Cotter catchment area. WS Cotter Dam amidst green forested mountains and WS of water over spillway. Aerials over Bendora Dam in dense forest. Aerials over new dam in construction at the confluence of the Kangaroo Creek and Cotter River.
Access No. 142326 | 2 mins 28 secs | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS machines and labourers digging trenches for services for housing site in countryside. Tilt to overhead wires and track to power station. CU danger sign on wire. GS inside Regatta Point public relations facility with various models showing plans for Canberra's development. GS Commission Officer with pointer explaining the plan to visitor group around tabletop model. GS woman seated at desk handing out publicity material to visitors. VS of building models planned for the 1980s. GS city at night showing buildings, night traffic, night life and shopping areas (not very clear footage).
Access No. 142327 | 3 mins 30 secs | 1960s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |