Title Details

Culture and Recreation

A film that moves from sport and fairgrounds to architecture and opera - all in ten minutes.
Series : Australia in the 80s | Episode : 3 | Year : 1982 | Total Duration : 9 Minutes | Producer : Peter Johnson
Director : John Leake |
Children hoisting flag at school ceremony, high shot over whole school at flag raising ceremony. School band playing on grass.
Access No. 44103 | 1 min 42 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Early archival footage (1910s and 20s) of horse drawn tram through streets and street scenes. More early archival footage with three women eating sandwiches, crowded fair with merry-go-round, high shot of lifesavers marching, bathing beauties on rocks, sailing boats, horse-drawn fire engine, bowls game, dancing, football, cricket, fashion parade.
Access No. 44104 | 59 secs | 1910s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Couple jogging with dog, man in park playing flute with dog. Park activities including horse riding, cricket game, sailing model yachts on pond; jogging, draughts games, giant chess game, soccer, cycling. Individuals playing tennis, cricket, hockey, golf, croquet, bowls. WS crowds at horse race, slow-motion horses racing, surfer, skier, windsurfer. Underwater shots of fish over coral, snorkeller through school of small fish, tracks over coral. Track following rowers down river, sailing with spinnakers and on trapeze. Celebrations on Sydney Harbour with festooned ferry and crowds of boats and balloons. Fireworks at night and over Sydney Opera House.
Access No. 44105 | 1 min 37 secs | 1980s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Fairground at night, high shot over rides, The Bushwackers performing on stage, Australian rules football game in slow-motion, soccer games, crowds, cheerleaders performing, Victory lap with cup. Runners in Sydney Surf to City Fun Run. Statue of Queen Victoria and VS Sydney architecture. VS Australian architecture old and new, statues, wrought iron decoration, reflections in glass building facade, skyscrapers. VS modern shopping centres. WS ferry past Sydney Opera House, Opera House from various angles.
Access No. 44107 | 2 mins 31 secs | 1980s | Australia | © Restricted Access - Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Ballet dance rehearsal, opera performance with Joan Sutherland, performers applying make-up, string section of orchestra rehearsing, conductor entering orchestra pit for performance, audience, conductor bowing and conducting musicians in pit. Scenes from the Merry Widow opera. CUs Aboriginal rock art.
Access No. 44110 | 1 min 43 secs | 1980s | Australia | © Restricted Access - Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
VS works of Australian art including Arthur Streeton's "Fire's On" and Brett Whitely's "Self Portrait in Studio".
Access No. 44111 | 32 secs | | Australia | © Art Gallery of New South Wales | Colour |
Montage of brief shots of male and female mine workers, auctioneer, CU gloved woman working, stockman, MS surgeons, vineyard worker, CU drover, CU woman gesturing, Asian man in restaurant, woman in hard hat in control room, man driving machine, surgeon in mask; truck driver, girl playing flute, man riveting, face of female foreign worker, man drilling, jillaroo smoking. Night sky with stars, titles.
Access No. 150253 | 52 secs | 1980s | Australia | © Restricted Access - Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |