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Wrong Side of the Road feature film – 1981
Most black bands before this were playing country and western – Us Mob, Coloured Stone and No Fixed Address were among the first to play rock or reggae.
WWI Troops Embarkation and Charity Bazaars, Sydney historical – c1915
This silent footage shows newly recruited troops embarking for service; life on board the ships for troops heading overseas; and the fundraising activities of the Red Cross to aid in the war effort.
Yanks Down Under documentary – 1983
This documentary profiles Americans in the entertainment business, including a 16-year-old Marcia Hines brought to Australia by the musical Hair.
The Year My Voice Broke feature film – 1987
This comedy-drama is both a nostalgic memoir of growing up in the countryside and a shocking denunciation of its values.
The Year of Living Dangerously feature film – 1982
The Year of Living Dangerously was Peter Weir’s last film about Australia, or his first film about the rest of the world, depending on how you look at it.
Year of the Dogs documentary – 1997
This entertaining year-in-the-life of Footscray AFL club shows us the boardroom, the change room, the fans and the matches.
Yindi: The Last Koala? television program – 1996
A young koala is rescued from danger, but the whole species is still threatened.
Yolngu Boy feature film – 2000
An entirely untrained Indigenous cast are featured in Yolngu Boy, which aimed to communicate with a wide youth audience.
You Can’t See ‘Round Corners feature film – 1969
This film, shot at Kapooka camp, contains one of the only depictions in Australian cinema of soldiers training for Vietnam.
You Have No Secrets documentary – 1992
In any sophisticated society information is power’ – what of the accumulation of information in the digital age for use by governments, marketers and employers?
The Young One: A Portrait of the Conductor Simone Young documentary – 1995
Australian-born Simone Young is a conductor who has succeeded in a highly competitive, male-dominated field.
Young Ramsay – Natural Selection television program – 1979
Young Ramsay is perfect family viewing from a time when there was usually only one television in the house and families sat down to watch it together.
Your Daily and Weekly News: The Making of Two Great Papers newsreel – 1928
This newsreel shows the 'organised haste’ involved in preparing a daily newspaper, in this case Melbourne’s The Argus.
Zipper short film – 1998
This tongue-in-cheek live action-animated short blames the zipper for unleashing women’s sexuality.