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Sprod, John: Pioneer Tours Bus Trip to Flinder’s Ranges, Building Brick Houses (c.1946)


This colour 8 mm home movie, filmed by John Sprod, records a bus tour to the Flinders Ranges in South Australia and scenes of people building a brick house.

Curator’s notes

John Sprod was an amateur filmmaker and professional photographer. He bought his first cine Kodak 8 mm camera in the early 1940s, just after he enlisted to serve overseas in the Second World War. The camera is now held at the National Film and Sound Archive. John Sprod was influenced by his father, an amateur photographer who taught him how to develop film.