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Children’s birthday party

from the home movie Albion, Douglas: Children's Party (G)

This clip includes five-year-old Wally being picked up and hugged by his parents; an older man dressed as Santa Claus; children on a seesaw and playing ring-a-rosie; Wally being pushed on a swing by his …

Backyard betting

from the newsreel Australia Today – Customs Officers Fight Against Drugs (G)

This newsreel segment begins with a title card which sums it up nicely: ‘slums, illegal gambling and SP bookmaking is a real and vital problem confronting the governments of Australia today’. Following newspaper headlines, the …

Better than watching

from the documentary Black and Dusty (G)

A map shows the path of the Finke Desert Race, starting in Alice Springs to the community of Finke 229 kilometres away. The racers stop for the night, then do the return ride the next …

A major medical emergency

from the television program Bondi Rescue – Series 1, Episode 4 (PG)

A group of senior lifeguards just happen to be standing at the edge of the water for a photo shoot when they’re told there’s been a man found floating lifeless in the surf …

The aftermath

from the television program Bondi Rescue – Series 2, Episode 7 (PG)

Medical doctor Yondon Dungu had migrated to Australia with his wife and three children, and had been in Australia for just one week when he drowned at Bondi Beach. Left without a breadwinner, his wife …

‘This is a black country’

from the documentary Loved Up – Endangered (PG)

Greg tells us that there is no such thing as an Aborigine. There are Waddi Waddi, Gubbi Gubbi, Warlpiri, but the Aborigine does not exist. He offers an explanation of the necessity to strengthen blood …

The Brisbane Exhibition

from the home movie McIlwraith, Peter: Brisbane Show and Moonbi Park (G)

This home movie clip shows various scenes filmed by Peter McIlwraith at the Brisbane Exhibition (or 'Ekka’) in the 1950s. It includes: scenes of a merry-go-round with children and adults riding on the horse-shaped seats …

Melbourne Cup race

from the historical Melbourne Cup 1896 (PG)

This clip shows the end of the 1896 Melbourne Cup horse race through the onlooking crowd. Newhaven wins.

Bondi Surf Carnival

from the newsreel Travelogue of Eastern States (PG)

This clip documents the spectacle of a large surf carnival on Bondi Beach in approximately 1929. The surf clubs march on the sand and lifesavers give a resuscitation demonstration.

The lonely pleasures of a country dance

from the feature film The Year My Voice Broke (PG)

He’s alone, she’s alone, everyone’s alone at the mid-year dance, a cheerless gathering for all concerned. Danny (Noah Taylor) makes a statement with his outfit, a little bit Marlon Brando, a little …

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