Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘patriotism’

24 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Australasian Gazette – Patriotic Procession in Aid of the French Red Cross newsreel – 1915

In this 1915 newsreel, people in costume walk, ride horses or ride in horse-drawn carriages on a Melbourne street as part of a parade for the French Red Cross.

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Boots and Shoes sponsored film – c1924

This film shows the inner workings of a boot and shoe factory, following the manufacturing process from cutting shoe patterns to the finished product.

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Cartoons of the Moment – Miss Australasia newsreel – c1915

Cartoons of the Moment employs cut-out animation, with two-dimensional character shapes photographed using a stop-motion technique.

Cartoons of the Moment – Today the German Monster Threatens the World newsreel – c1916

This powerful piece of anti-German propaganda was a recruitment tool to persuade Australian men of fighting age that their help was urgently needed in the war effort.

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A Day at an Engineering Works sponsored film – c1926

This Made in Australia Council documentary details work at the largest engineering works in South Australia at the time.

Diggers feature film – 1931

Pat Hanna first told stories from his time in World War I as part of a travelling comedy troupe, then adapted the material into film.

Down Under music – 1981

Released in 1981, this catchy pop song was written as a light ‘tongue-in-cheek’ dig at Australian values and became a number one hit in Australia, the UK and US.

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The Evolution of a Chocolate sponsored film – 1925

The chocolate factory which features in this film employed over 2,000 people and – according to the intertitles – was one of 'the best producers of chocolates’.

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Factory to Farm: Making Agricultural Implements in Australia sponsored film – c1925

This film provides a visual record of the inner workings of an agricultural implements factory as well as the role of sheet metal workers and fitters and turners.

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General Motors Holden – Export Holden advertisement – c1962

By 1962, when this ad was made, GMH was shipping to 45 overseas territories in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

General Motors Holden – Export Holden Version 2 advertisement – c1962

This presents Holden as an important export and ambassador for Australian industry.

General Motors Holden – Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars advertisement – c1976

This memorable advertising jingle from the 1970s was adapted from the American Chevrolet campaign, 'baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet’.

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The Hero of the Dardanelles feature film – 1915

Hero is the first surviving feature film depiction of Australian troops of the First World War and includes images of a real army camp and real soldiers, in training at Liverpool, NSW.

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The Landing of the Australian Troops in Egypt historical – c1916

A short commercial recording dramatising the Australian troops arriving in Egypt, before Gallipoli.

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The Mighty Conqueror documentary – 1931

Made only a year before Phar Lap’s death, The Mighty Conqueror boasts some of the last moving images of Phar Lap in Australia both on and off the track.

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A Nation is Built documentary – 1938

This sprawling and patriotic documentary uses actuality footage, historical re-enactments, fictionalised scenes and propaganda to chronicle Australia’s development and progress as a nation.

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Piano Making documentary – c1924

This early film offers insights into the workmanship involved in piano manufacture and boasts the slogan, ‘Wherever you trade, buy Australian Made’.

Public Enemy Number One documentary – 1981

Public Enemy Number One gives insight into journalist Wilfred Burchett’s motives in covering wars from the enemy’s point of view.

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Red Cross Cinema Advertisement: The Prisoner of War Street Adoption Scheme advertisement – c1941

The appeal offers something practical that people can do – pay one pound a week to sponsor a prisoner of war.

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Sheep to Shop: Hosiery and Knitted Goods sponsored film – 1924

At one point in this promotional documentary, a machine miraculously 'absorbs yarn at one end and discharges socks at the other’!

Sheep to Shop: Woollen Goods sponsored film – 1924

Made inside a wool mill, this film covers making the yarn, weaving the fabrics, pressing the finished goods and packaging them for distribution nationwide.

A Shining Example sponsored film – c1920

Unlike other films produced by the Made in Australia Council, A Shining Example juxtaposes a tour of an Australian factory with a fictional narrative.

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That’s Cricket documentary – c1931

A featurette directed by Ken G Hall promoting cricket as the game that 'helps unite the Empire’ and is important to Australian identity.

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Wings to Victory documentary – 1984

Celebrating the win by 12-metre yacht Australia II, this was the first time that America had lost the America’s Cup in 132 years.