Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

All titles produced in 1964

12 titles

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An Airman Remembers television program – 1964

This early ABC documentary is about Sir Gordon Taylor, a fighter ace in the First World War and one of the pioneers of aviation in Australia.

C

A Changing Race documentary – 1964

An insightful portrait of Aboriginal people in Central Australia in the 1960s, highlighting their experience of racial discrimination and their integration in non-Aboriginal society.

Cinesound Review: That Mersey Sound: Beatles at the Stadium newsreel – 1964

This newsreel special of the 1964 Beatles tour captures footage of the band in Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand, concert excerpts and the attendant 'Beatlemania’.

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Dimpel, Konrad: Red Hill home movie – 1964

This colour home movie, captured by Konrad Dimpel, shows his children quietly entertaining themselves over Christmas in 1964.

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I’ll Never Find Another You music – 1964

A 1964 song by The Seekers, written and produced by Tom Springfield, which became the first million-selling record by an Australian band.

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King of the Surf sponsored film – 1964

In 1964, ten of the world’s best surfers converge on Manly Beach to fight for the title of world champion.

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The Legend of Damien Parer television program – 1964

The life of the legendary Australian combat cameraman Damien Parer, through the eyes of those who knew him and through footage shot before his death in action in 1944.

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The Mavis Bramston Show – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 1964

A weekly variety show featuring topical satire, sketches and songs.

Menzies in Profile documentary – 1964

A tribute celebrating the life of Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, the 12th and longest-serving Prime Minister of Australia and founder of the Australian Liberal Party.

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Snowy Hydro – Safety on the Snowy Scheme sponsored film – 1964

The culture of the all-male workplace was one where risk taking and daring were highly valued, an environment intensified by the experiences of two world wars.

The Stranger – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 1964

A stranger with an accent, amnesia and seemingly no heartbeat arrives at the home of the Walsh family in Australia’s first science–fiction series.

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Terrain in South East Asia sponsored film – 1964

Produced in-house by Army Public Relations, this was a restricted-access training film for Australian troops placed in South-East Asian postings.