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Gallipoli feature film – 1981

Gallipoli remains one of the most loved of all Australian films. It’s one of Weir’s most nakedly emotional films and one of his most poetic.

The Games – Series 1 Episode 8, Rural and Environment television program – 1998

In mockumentary style, The Games charts the progress of the fictitious Logistics and Liaison Division of SOCOG in the run-up to the Sydney Olympics.

General Motors Holden – A Great New Feeling advertisement – 1969

This ad places the Kingswood sedan firmly in a youthful beach culture and recreational context.

General Motors Holden – Australia’s Ideal Family Car advertisement – c1957

This goes to great lengths to reiterate the key features on which Holden built its reputation – economy, dependability, performance, styling and comfort.

General Motors Holden – Buy with Confidence advertisement – 1968

All the elements in this advertisement combine to present the Holden dealer as a person you can trust when looking to buy a used car.

General Motors Holden – Export Holden advertisement – c1962

By 1962, when this ad was made, GMH was shipping to 45 overseas territories in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

General Motors Holden – Export Holden Version 2 advertisement – c1962

This presents Holden as an important export and ambassador for Australian industry.

General Motors Holden – FE Holden: The Average Man advertisement – 1956

This is one of GMH’s early ventures into television advertising.

General Motors Holden – Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars advertisement – c1976

This memorable advertising jingle from the 1970s was adapted from the American Chevrolet campaign, 'baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet’.

General Motors Holden – Happy in a Holden advertisement – 1962

This ad uses a vox pop style interview to appear spontaneous and therefore genuine.

General Motors Holden – Holden’s Got More Horses advertisement – 1966

By the 1960s, Holden had added theme music and jingles to the devices used to make their brand memorable.

General Motors Holden – Holden’s Number One advertisement – c1966

By the mid-1960s, Holden’s consumer base was broadening to include an increasingly affluent younger demographic.

General Motors Holden – Holden Ute advertisement – c1956

The utility was Holden’s first foray into model diversification after its standard sedan.

General Motors Holden – John Fisher, Another Holden Driver advertisement – 1962

This 1962 Holden ad offers a good example of associating a product with a well-known personality, in this case Hawthorn AFL footballer John Fisher.

General Motors Holden – Make it Yours advertisement – 1968

This ad harnesses the seductive and sophisticated mood of urban living, placing the HK Holden Premier at the centre of 1960s city life.

General Motors Holden – Monaro, Three New Models advertisement – 1968

With this ad Holden shifted away from promoting reliability, functionality and economy to marketing the car as an object of desire.

General Motors Holden – Postgraduate Research Fellowship Plan advertisement – c1962

This advertisement presents General Motors Holden as a company at the forefront of research and development in Australia.

General Motors Holden – Proved Dependability advertisement – c1956

This ad introduces written testimonials from 'satisfied owners’ of Holden cars, 'taxi drivers, men in the outback, commercial travellers, family men’.

General Motors Holden – Range of Products advertisement – c1958

This advertisement positions the GMH brand within the Australian landscape, broadening out from Holden cars.

General Motors Holden – Resale Value advertisement – c1958

Resale value became an important factor for motorists to consider when purchasing their new Holden.

General Motors Holden – Saturday Kind of Car advertisement – 1967

The 1960s Holden ads used catchy jingles and upbeat music, promoting the car as an object of desire.

General Motors Holden – The Time is Now advertisement – 1966

This ad targets a female audience, emphasising the car’s comfort and style as well as power.

General Motors Holden – To Suit All Family Needs advertisement – c1956

In this mid-1950s Holden car ad, the cloud background makes the family look like they’re floating through the sky rather than driving on the ground.

The Genie From Down Under – It’s my Opal … (and I’ll cry if I want to) television program – 1995

This episode shifts the action to Australia and introduces ‘the tour guide from hell’ and his sneaky nephew, both in pursuit of a magical opal.

George Dreyfus: A Portrait documentary – 1984

Composer George Dreyfus marks this portrait with his own whimsical style, showing how lively biography can be when the subject is prepared to satirise himself.

George Wallace: Australia’s Premier Comedian historical – 1931

This screen test by seasoned vaudeville comic George Wallace led to roles in several feature films.

Georgia Lee Sings the Blues Down Under music – 1962

Georgia Lee was the first Indigenous Australian female singer to release an album. This was also the first Australian album to be recorded in stereo.

Gerakiteys: Greek Community Picnics home movie – 1950

This beautiful colour footage captures how the Greek community in Canberra lived at the time, and the ways they contributed to community life.

Gerakiteys: Greek Scenes home movie – c1955

The Gerakiteys home movies represent a detailed example of multicultural life in Australia during the 1950s.

Gerakiteys: Greek Wedding Reception: Canberra Scenes home movie – c1954

This is a rare example of home movie footage of migrant communities living in Australia in the 1950s.

Gerakiteys: Scenes of Greece and Canberra home movie – c1954

This clip from a home movie by Emmanuel Gerakiteys beautifully captures a wedding in a small Greek town, soaked in afternoon sunlight.

The Getting of Wisdom feature film – 1978

The affair between two school girls was only hinted at in Henry Handel Richardson’s 1910 novel, but lesbian overtones are obvious in the film.

Gettin’ Square feature film – 2003

David Wenham’s performance as a hopeless junkie, especially when he bamboozles everyone in court, is a comic tour-de-force.

Ghosts of Port Arthur documentary – c1932

A ‘novelty travel talk’ by Ken G Hall in 1930 has other resonances today: violent encounters after European settlement and the horror of the Port Arthur massacre.

Gillies documentary – 1987

Max Gillies, probably best know for his portrayal of Bob Hawke, feels more confident and secure when he creates a character to hide behind.

The Gillies Report – Series 1, Episode 4 television program – 1984

Max Gillies’ ability to capture the mannerisms of our politicians and Patrick Cook’s searingly funny scripts are this program’s great strengths.

A Girl, a Horse, a Dream documentary – 2003

This documentary follows the top Australian female jockey for a year to see if men and women can compete equally in horseracing.

Girl in a Mirror: A Portrait of Carol Jerrems documentary – 2005

Carol Jerrems, who photographed Melbourne subcultures in the 1970s, unsentimentally documents her own decline from terminal illness polycythemia.

A Girl’s Own Story short film – 1983

In this short film by Jane Campion about changes afoot in 1960s society, teenage girls get in trouble for acting out Beatles concerts in the playground.

Give a Little Credit to your Dad; Lonesome for You, Mother Dear music – 1939

Two songs by then unknown country singer Buddy Williams, recorded in 1939.

Give Trees a Chance: The Story of Terania Creek documentary – 1980

This recording of an anti-logging protest is one of many documentaries made in the 1980s that reflect growing concern about progress at the expense of the environment.

Give Us This Day advertisement – 1943

This food rationing advertisement takes its title from a phrase in the Lord’s Prayer ‘give us this day our daily bread’.

Global Haywire documentary – 2007

Bruce Petty asks Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal and a bunch of cartoon characters if the West has only got itself to blame for its woes.

Glued to the Telly documentary – 1995

Forty years of television broadcasting in Australia is presented in a self-conscious, ironic style.

Go Back to Where You Came From – Series 1 television program – 2011

An immersive documentary in which six Australians test their prejudices by tracing in reverse the journeys taken by refugees to Australia.

The Goddess of 1967 feature film – 2000

The Goddess of 1967 is a love story that’s made more powerful by its ambiguity and its lack of conventional storytelling.

God’s Girls: Stories from an Australian Convent documentary – 1992

The Roman Catholic Sisters of Mercy give full access to the filmmakers to explore and question those who choose a religious life.

Going Down feature film – 1983

Four women friends leave behind the feral days of youth after a night of uncontrolled excess in inner-city Sydney during the early 1980s.

Going Tribal documentary – 1995

It takes sophistication to live simply. Going Tribal captures the joy of life and values of a group of ferals living in the Byron Bay area.

The Golden Cage feature film – 1975

Murat and Ayhan are Turkish migrants living in Sydney. Ayhan falls in love with Sarah, but religious and cultural differences create problems.

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