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Titles tagged with ‘dogs’

40 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Australasian Gazette – Sheep Dog Trial newsreel – 1915

This newsreel segment from 1915 shows a typical Australian showground. A sheepdog trainer and his dog herd three sheep into a pen.

B

Babe feature film – 1995

A worldwide hit film based on a children’s book about a farm pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

A Big Country – The Drover television program – 1981

Jack loves his job and his life on the road. The filmmakers have captured both the hardship and the freedom of a life on the ‘long paddock’.

Blue Heelers – A Woman’s Place television program – 1993

This first episode of Blue Heelers combines police drama with soap elements and introduces us to the show’s key country locations and the central 'family’ of contrasting characters.

Blue Ice documentary – 1954

The story of the 1954 Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to set up the first Australian base on the Antarctic continent.

Browne, George: Blue Mountains home movie – c1930

This family holiday footage shows landmarks such as Katoomba Falls, the Sublime Point Lookout, Orphan Rock and the Three Sisters rock formation.

C

Chandon Pictures – Champion Charles television program – 2007

Chandon Pictures is a comedy that takes an uneasy look at the notion of 'chasing your dream’.

Chez les Sauvages Australiens historical – 1917

An engaging and respectful insight into Aboriginal people’s culture and their interaction with the filmmaking process, made in 1917.

D

Dingo feature film – 1991

Dingo is a French-Australian co-production starring an American jazz legend. According to director Rolf de Heer, Miles Davis turned out to be a wonderfully instinctive actor.

Dog Dreaming documentary – 2001

Dog Dreaming is a documentary about the journey of two ancestral dogs that became a Dreaming story.

Doggie Day Afternoon television program – 2000

This program about pampered pets and their exotic owners includes a doggie hotel, beauty parlour, cemetery and 'Dogue’ – the fashion house for dogs.

F

Family Antics documentary – 1945

This is very strange but oddly compelling: a father, his son, and three fox terriers do acrobatics and balancing acts for the camera.

The Ferals – An Explosion of Talent television program – 1994

This irreverent puppet-live action series about a mangy group of animals pushes the boundaries of children’s television.

Fetch short film – 1998

This short film is a comic escalation of mishaps with a double-barrelled payoff. It was selected to compete at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

The Fourth Wish television program – 1974

An obstinate single father struggles to grant his terminally ill son three wishes.

G

General Motors Holden – Saturday Kind of Car advertisement – 1967

The 1960s Holden ads used catchy jingles and upbeat music, promoting the car as an object of desire.

Gone to the Dogs feature film – 1939

The second comedy that George Wallace made with Cinesound features a musical interlude with dogs, children, dancing girls and backing singers on bicycles!

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It Isn’t Done feature film – 1937

1937 was Cinesound’s golden year – the studio’s films now boasted wittier scripts, more attention to performance, and a series of strong leading players.

J

Jewel of the Pacific documentary – 1932

In this 1932 travelogue shot and narrated by Frank Hurley, rat tails bring a reward of sixpence each and Lord Howe Island locals join the hunt for the pests.

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Kaboodle – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 1987

An anthology of stories for children aged 5-12 years old produced by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation in the late 1980s.

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Long Weekend feature film – 1978

On a long weekend camping trip to a lonely beach, Peter and Marcia confront the despair of their marriage, as nature takes revenge on them.

M

Morning Star Painter documentary – 1980

A portrait of Djiwul (Jack) Wunuwun, the Morning Star Painter, set in his homeland community of Gamedi in Arnhem Land.

Mutt short film – 2008

In this animated short, all work and no play is not an option for a hard-working dog.

N

Nott, D: A Trip With the RAAF home movie – c1970

The footage of this May, 1969 trip includes aerial shots of the landscape, airfields, and members of the Works Committee visiting villages.

No Worries feature film – 1993

Drought has a terrible social cost, as the 11-year-old girl who has to move from a sheep station to the city in this film, makes clear.

O

Opening of Queensland Parliament historical – 1899

This short clip shows the Queensland Governor arriving by horse-drawn carriage to open Queensland Parliament on 18 May 1899.

Out There – Two Down Under television program – 2002

A comedy-drama for children set in an animal clinic in rural Australia.

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Plains Empty short film – 2005

Plains Empty functions as a metaphor for the whole Australian landscape, where the living characters are beset by the spirits of the past, and at no time is the past truly absent.

R

Raggs - Episode 32 television program – 2005

Raggs is a bright, bouncy series with lots of colour, music and movement to appeal to its target preschooler audience.

Rebels With a Cause documentary – 1994

Cecil Waters rules the family with a ‘rod of iron’, and is training his sons to be champion boxers.

S

Snobs – Episode 8 television program – 2003

This is a typical example of a Snobs self-contained episode as Abby and Marian and the oh-so-clever dog, Snobs, get mixed up in yet another escapade.

Stone Bros. feature film – 2009

A fun-loving road movie about two cousins who travel home to Kalgoorlie from Perth to fulfil an obligation they’d made to their uncle.

T

Tatler Social Newsreel: Social Party in South Yarra newsreel – c1934

Only a few Efftee newsreels have survived and this one is a vivid record of Melbourne society at play in the 1930s, complete with a society party in South Yarra.

The Tightrope Dancer documentary – 1989

A portrait of flamboyant Australian artist and dancer Vali Myers.

U

Uncle short film – 1996

The biography of a humble man, his lemon tree, chihuahua and crumpets.

Unfinished Sky feature film – 2007

The same Dutch actor plays the lead role in this Australian remake of a Dutch film, and the original.

W

The War Against the Rabbit documentary – 1954

This sponsored documentary made by the CSIRO is about a farmer’s campaign to eradicate a wild rabbit infestation.

Ward 13 short film – 2003

This animated short is about the nightmare thrills and spills of a hospital patient.

Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler? documentary – 2006

A landmark documentary that not only reveals the criminal investigation into the mysterious deaths of Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler in 1963 but solves it as well.

Y

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.