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All titles produced by Shell Company of Australia

4 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

King Billy’s First Car advertisement – 1939

This cartoon carries the message that progress incurs sacrifice – be it moral, economic, social or political.

The Origin of Oil sponsored film – c1923

Made for the Shell Company of Australia, this industrial documentary traces the path of oil from its initial extraction to the petroleum relied on by consumers.

Through the Centre sponsored film – 1940

The Indian camel trader and the Japanese pearl diver become part of the film’s projection of the exotic within the expansive space of the Australian outback.

Timber sponsored film – 1947

Timber communicates a romantic perspective of logging and the timber industry – both seen as having minimal negative environmental impact.