21 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year
The Alfred, Melbourne: One of Australia’s Greatest Hospitals advertisement – 1931
This four-minute cinema advertisement made by Australian Sound Films promotes the activities of the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne in order to raise funds.
Australian Story – Absolute Beginner television program – 2006
This episode of the Logie award-winning Australian Story offers inspiration to anyone who’s ever wanted to do something special with their life but has become sidetracked with family or other commitments.
Beyond the Furthest Fences sponsored film – 1947
This is an abridged version of the feature-length documentary The Inlanders. Both follow the Australian Inland Mission through central Australia in 1947.
Children of the Silk Road feature film – 2007
A love story set against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation of China prior to the Second World War.
The Clinic feature film – 1982
Medical student Paul Armstrong spends a day at a Melbourne VD clinic.
Compass – Changi Days, POW Poets television program – 2003
Jim Connor was a POW who survived the Second World War but wondered whether he could survive the peace.
Couch: Our Women of the VAD home movie – 1943
This amateur production provides an almost behind-the-scenes view of the women as they went through their VAD training.
The Cremation of a Balinese Chief at the Hotel Bali home movie – c1930
This Balinese cremation was apparently the first such ceremony to be witnessed and filmed by a white man.
The Eye of the Storm feature film – 2011
The expatriate, grown children of an ill Sydney matriarch return to her bedside with more than love on their minds.
The Fringe Dwellers feature film – 1986
This film has an Aboriginal ensemble cast, but a narrative based on a Western woman’s experience of an Aboriginal community.
The Growing Child sponsored film – 1938
What has changed in the last 70 years is how the public health message is delivered. Rather than highlight dire consequences, this short film positively reinforces correct behaviour.
Homes for Crippled Children home movie – c1940
This film is an important document of how children affected by polio and other crippling diseases were treated in the 1940s.
The Inlanders documentary – 1949
The Inlanders comes from a tradition of fiction and non-fiction filmmaking that presents the outback as a harsh and hostile terrain to be overcome.
Let The Blood Run Free – Episode 2 television program – 1990
When it first screened in 1990, this was one of the earliest examples of interactive television, allowing viewers to phone in and vote on what would happen next.
Pathe Animated Gazette: 141st Australasian Edition newsreel – c1918
This edition of the Pathe Animated Gazette covers news items from different parts of Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Warrnambool and Tasmania.
Patrick feature film – 1978
Patrick proved that Australia had the capacity to produce exportable exploitation movies and is better regarded now than it was in 1978.
Rachel: A Perfect Life documentary – 2007
An intimate, observational documentary following a young woman as she goes through brain surgery to control her epilepsy.
Red Matildas documentary – 1985
Told through the lives of three women, Red Matildas explores the social and political conditions in Australia during the Great Depression.
Vivien Straford 1927–1937 home movie – 1927
The father of amateur filmmakers the Straford Brothers was an avid maker of home movies himself, despite losing an arm during the First World War.
Ward 13 short film – 2003
This animated short is about the nightmare thrills and spills of a hospital patient.
A Woman’s Tale feature film – 1991
Rarely has a film shown so eloquently that beauty is not a function of age, but of spirit. Sheila Florance seems to be playing very close to her real personality, but that is part of what makes the film so moving.