15 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year
The 1930 Australian XI: Winners of the Ashes spoken word – 1930
Members of the victorious 1930 Australian cricket team talk about the Ashes winning tour.
A 5000 Mile Tour Through Central Australia documentary – 1930
Clearly, exploring Australia’s interior back in the 1930s was very challenging.
250 Million Years Ago documentary – c1940
While very dated stylistically, this documentary about fossils contains clear information.
2000 Weeks feature film – 1969
2000 Weeks (1969) was one of the first features of the modern era in Australian cinema. Autobiographical and intensely personal, it’s still highly watchable.
The 8th Wonder of the World sponsored film – 1973
This documentary coincided with the official opening of the Sydney Opera House in 1973 and looks at the architecture, art and functions of the building.
27A feature film – 1974
Robert McDarra won the 1974 AFI Award for his portrait of an alcoholic imprisoned in a Queensland psychiatric hospital. He died in 1975.
1915 television program – 1982
The television series 1915 cleverly uses First World War historical footage and successfully moves between the action at the front and events at home in Australia.
The 1930s Golden Era of Australian Movies: A Tribute to Ken G Hall AO OBE documentary – 1988
Two of Ken G Hall’s basic rules were that films had to have a memorable title and a strong story climax.
40,000 Years of Dreaming: A Century of Australian Cinema documentary – 1996
Filmmaker George Miller is a big believer in applying Joseph Campbell’s musings on the hero’s journey to storytelling.
The 7.30 Report – Pneumococcal Vaccine television program – 2003
Every parent’s nightmare: Ella was a healthy baby left profoundly disabled after she survived pneumococcal meningitis.
The 7.30 Report – Tobacco Litigation television program – 2003
St Vincent Welch, head of the Tobacco Institute of Australia, reveals the policy of 'document retention’ – or destroying findings linking smoking to lung cancer.
5 Seasons documentary – 2004
Ancient Indigenous philosophies and cosmologies, this documentary shows, treat the land as a living entity and worthy of respect.
The 7.30 Report - Orchestra Tunes In television program – 2005
This episode, from March 2005, is a representative sample of the program, giving a good idea of the range of subject material and the style of coverage.
The 7.30 Report – Boys Education television program – 2005
Prime-time current affairs introduced by Kerry O’Brien, this episode includes a story about boys’ education in Newcastle.
900 Neighbours documentary – 2006
Big hART, a community group, allowed residents of Sydney’s Northcott public housing estate to give their own views on living there.