Australian Screen

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All titles produced in 1958

11 titles

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Australian Walkabout television program – 1958

The Chauvels, on a filmmaking safari of Australia, travel through the Northern Territory to Rum Jungle for a privileged look inside a uranium mine.

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The Eyes Have It advertisement – 1958

This Australian Road Safety Council advertisement is built around the wide appeal of all-round cricketer Keith Miller, and draws analogies between cricket and driving.

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General Motors Holden – Range of Products advertisement – c1958

This advertisement positions the GMH brand within the Australian landscape, broadening out from Holden cars.

General Motors Holden – Resale Value advertisement – c1958

Resale value became an important factor for motorists to consider when purchasing their new Holden.

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The Happy Years sponsored film – c1958

This film showcases the health services provided to state school students.

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Minter, R: South-East Asia, India and Rome home movie – 1958

This home movie from Robert Minter follows his travels to Hong Kong, Thailand, Burma, India, Turkey, Greece and Italy.

My Country spoken word – 1958

Dorothea Mackellar, aged about 73, reads her most famous poem, 'My Country’.

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Smiley Gets a Gun feature film – 1958

A nine-year-old country boy tries to give up mischief in order to win a much-desired rifle.

Snowy Hydro – Operation Adaminaby sponsored film – 1958

In an extraordinarily florid finale, reminiscent of wartime propaganda, the film pays tribute to the residents and their noble act in moving the town of Adaminaby.

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Think Twice sponsored film – 1958

This occupational safety film for metalworkers highlights three main sources of injury – heat, rays and fumes – and illustrates safe and unsafe ways to operate in the workplace.

A Town To Be Drowned television program – 1958

This ABC program was one of the first homemade documentaries on a contemporary local subject to be seen on Australian television, and previously thought to have been lost.