17 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year
Australia Post – Animation advertisement – c1988
This Australia Post commercial promoting Faxpost has been shot at low speed to create the impression of high speed travel through empty Sydney streets.
Australia Post – Postcode Grandma advertisement – 1988
This commercial targeted members of the community who at that time were not yet au fait with the new communication technologies.
Australia Post – Security sponsored film – 1989
While mail security may be a far greater problem today than in the past, here is evidence that mail security has always presented a substantial challenge.
Australia Post – We Deliver 1 advertisement – 1988
Television advertising played a major role in the establishment of Australia Post’s new corporate identity in the latter part of the 1980s.
Australia Post – We Deliver 3 advertisement – 1988
This series is a good example of the way in which the use of music in television commercials had changed by the late 1980s.
Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement documentary – 1976
This sponsored film demonstrates the successful application of continuously reinforced concrete pavement in a major infrastructure project.
A Day at an Engineering Works sponsored film – c1926
This Made in Australia Council documentary details work at the largest engineering works in South Australia at the time.
Four Corners – Aiding or Abetting television program – 1983
How is Australian’s aid to the Philippine Government being spent? This program was broadcast just before the overthrow of Marcos and his extravagant wife.
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 – 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’.
The New Gladesville Bridge sponsored film – 1967
A public relations film made for the NSW Department of Main Roads documenting the construction of the New Gladesville Bridge, then the longest reinforced concrete arch span in the world.
The New Inventors – Series 1 Episode 8 television program – 2004
The host works hard to keep the show moving along, with gags and one-liners that provide a contrast to the seriousness of the backyard boffins explaining their life’s work.
The Opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge newsreel – 1932
This newsreel footage with on-the-spot commentary contains unique coverage of the official opening ceremony of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Saturday 19 March 1932.
Spirit of Progress: Australia’s Wonder Train documentary – 1937
As the only new passenger train to be constructed in Australia during the 1930s, the Spirit of Progress was a symbol of technological achievement.
Sydney-Newcastle Expressway sponsored film – 1968
This film comprehensively covers three-and-a-half years of construction of the Sydney-Newcastle Expressway in 50 minutes.
Warringah Expressway sponsored film – 1969
This public relations film for the NSW Department of Main Roads documents completion of the first stage of the Warringah Expressway from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Cammeray.
The Western Distributor sponsored film – 1973
This sponsored film documents the construction of the first stage of the Western Distributor, providing a route from the Sydney Harbour Bridge through to Ultimo and the city’s west.