This clip from a short documentary shows returned First World War servicemen lying in their beds, attended by nurses at the Anzac Hostel in 1919. They sew, carve decorative wooden pieces, play musical instruments and weave baskets.
Produced with government approval, this film would have been screened at cinemas to reassure Australians that the returned servicemen were being looked after and to promote the work of the government.
The camera pans slowly through the gardens of the Anzac Hostel, revealing the peaceful surroundings and contented returned servicemen.
Apart from the introductory title card, no intertitles are used. Information is kept to a minimum and the footage illustrates a recreational atmosphere.