Title Details

Taxation Office

A brief survey of the work of the Taxation Office designed mainly for training use.
Year : 1970 | Total Duration : 15 Minutes | Producer : John Martin-Jones
Director : Shan Benson |
Opening montage of quick shots - Man walking along street, sign for Taxation Office, lift indicator, HAS down to women climbing stairs. man walking up stairs, women on telephone switchboard, bag of tax return letters turned out on table, along conveyor belt, old man sorting, pages turned, woman stamping, fingers on keyboard, clock, office workers, HAS fountain outside, high rise buildings, women typing, adding.
Access No. 66429 | 1 min 22 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Man standing win studio with giant tax return behind him. Man in studio talking to trainees at desks. Talking about different taxes.
Access No. 123171 | 48 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Bag of letters turned out on large table at cashiers section. Middle aged woman opens letter with letter opener, puts in pile. Conveyor belt. Women seated at rows of desks in records section, sorting returns into alphabetical order. Man walking to records and files. VS office workers, filing cabinets, drawers, pigeon holes.
Access No. 123172 | 1 min 23 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Office boy piling letters into basket on wheels, through offices to assessing section. Many people seated at desks sorting through tax returns. CU looking through return, stamping and writing. Issue section. Good rear shot of many women at desks. CU woman with adding machine. VS big computers at work filling room, printing etc.
Access No. 123173 | 2 mins 39 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Women at desks filling envelopes. Sending letters through franking machine, putting inn mail bag. People at desks with papers. Ledgers section, some in mini skirts, looking through files.
Access No. 123174 | 50 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Man in studio talking about the process of assessing income tax. CU's young men listening. Talking about sales tax. Young women in office at typewriters, adding machines, CU hands on keyboard. Payroll tax, office with carousel of cards, woman working. Estate duty, woman on telephone in office. Man in studio talking about other taxes. Young man asking questions.
Access No. 123175 | 1 min 53 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Sign to Executive Offices. Management in meeting. Sign to Advising Office, woman seated at desk talking to another. At power station (?) , investigating tax officer with man. Enquiries office, people queuing and talking in booths. Estimates and statistics office, man talking at desk, rows of women typing in typing pool. CU's keyboard,typewriter parts. Studio man talking.
Access No. 123176 | 1 min 59 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
People reading and chatting in recreation room, goldfish in tank. Man in studio, turns to leave. Montage of shots showing workings of tax office. Man leaving, CU woman's eyes twinkling. HAS people walking downstairs. Couple meet outside office. End credits
Access No. 123177 | 1 min 36 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |