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.
Across Bass Strait documentary – 1974
The action on board the boats dominates this record of the 1974 Bass Strait Yacht Race.
Antonio Gaudi: to a Dancing God documentary – 1974
Gaudi’s belief that his artistic work was a form of spirituality has led some Spaniards to ask that he be canonized.
Art documentary – 1974
This short, amusing and thoughtful animated documentary is full of debate about art and is a good starter for students.
The Aunty Jack Show – Series Two television program – 1974
The Aunty Jack theme song was one of the earliest video clips, showcasing a great character and a memorable tune that stays with you.
Australia Post – Standard Letters advertisement – 1974
This ad was made at a time when postage of a standard letter within Australia was only ten cents.
Billy and Percy television program – 1974
Based on the diaries of Percy Deane, private secretary of Prime Minister WM Hughes during the conscription debates of the First World War.
Bushnell, K: Cyclone Tracy Aftermath home movie – 1974
This unedited footage was shot by freelance cameraman Keith Bushnell in the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Tracy which hit Darwin on Christmas Day 1974.
The Cars That Ate Paris feature film – 1974
Mild-mannered Arthur is trapped in a quiet country town where feral youth drive souped-up cars and the hospital is full of brain-damaged accident victims.
Cyclone Tracy radio – 1974
Journalist Mike Hayes describes the trauma experienced by the people of Darwin post-Cyclone Tracy, 1974.
Fig Street Fiasco documentary – 1974
Residents take on the bulldozers and the police in Tom Zubrycki’s look at urban redevelopment in Sydney in the 1970s.
The Inner City Tape documentary – 1974
‘This is our story. The story of our city, our people, our communities.’ This is an example of the work of the community video movement of the 1970s.
Living in the 70’s music – 1974
Unrestrained by cultural cringe, the title song of this Skyhooks album captured what it was like growing up in the suburbs of Australia in the 1970s.
Metric Motoring advertisement – 1974
This is one of the two television advertisements produced to facilitate the change to metric on Australian roads in July 1974.
Peter Nicholson Animations – Fraser’s Leadership Challenge short film – 1974
An animated political cartoon by Peter Nicholson featuring Billy Snedden and Malcolm Fraser.
Peter Nicholson Animations – Gough’s World Tour short film – 1974
An animated political cartoon by Peter Nicholson featuring Gough Whitlam, Joh Bjelke-Petersen and Bob Hawke.
Petersen feature film – 1974
Though promoted as a lusty yarn, the frequent and fairly explicit sex scenes between the film’s unhappy characters are hardly titillating.
Snowy Hydro - The Best of the Years sponsored film – 1974
This 1974 documentary examines the multicultural workforce and its achievement in building one of the world’s largest hydroelectric schemes to that date.
Stone feature film – 1974
Stone is a true rebel movie that refuses to die. It also ranks as one of the most commercially successful Australian productions of the 1970s.
Torque – Series 1, Episode 8 television program – 1974
Peter Wherrett, a former racing car driver and motoring journalist, praises or blames car manufacturers without fear or favour.
We Have To Live With It documentary – 1974
Tom Zubrycki’s first foray into filmmaking – a 1970s community video – reflects an interest in social issues that continues throughout his career.
Whitlam – Visit to the Philippines historical – 1974
In 1974, prime minister Gough Whitlam visited Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Singapore and the Philippines with the aim of strengthening cooperation in aid, trade, investment and culture.