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Titles tagged with ‘modernisation’

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An Australian Invention: Falkiner Cane Harvester in Operation sponsored film – c1925

This film, possibly made by the Queensland Cane Growers Organisation, promotes the use of the mechanical harvester – a real innovation at the time.

Birth of a Car sponsored film – c1948

Birth of a Car, made in 1948, proudly details the planning, testing and production of the first locally-manufactured Holden model sedan.

City in the Sun documentary – 1946

Post-war austerity is nowhere to be seen in this romanticised look at the streets of Sydney in the summer of 1946.

The Coca-Cola Kid feature film – 1985

The Coca–Cola company sends its top trouble shooter to boost sales in Australia. He plans to win customers away from a much loved, old-style soft-drink maker.

King Billy’s First Car advertisement – 1939

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

Spirit of Progress: Australia’s Wonder Train documentary – 1937

As the only new passenger train to be constructed in Australia during the 1930s, the Spirit of Progress was a symbol of technological achievement.

Sydney Tramways historical – c1928

This footage demonstrates the relationship between the growing city population of Sydney in the 1920s and the developing public transport system.