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All titles produced in 1960

9 titles

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate – ‘Happiness for Two’ advertisement – c1960

These three advertisements all use the same jingle and slogan, but take slightly different approaches to promoting Cadbury Milk Tray chocolates.

Dangerous Immigrant documentary – 1960

This CSIRO documentary alerts the general public to the dangers of the European house borer.

Dimpel, Konrad: Jennings Germans home movie – c1960

Some of the first houses built by the ‘Jennings Germans’ are still standing in O’Connor, Ainslie and Yarralumla.

McKenzie, Roger and Kent, Bernie: Silent Car Trip Australia home movie – c1960

This travelogue is from a trip around Australia made by Bernard Kent and Roger McKenzie, enthusiastic film collectors and amateur filmmakers.

Mr Squiggle and Friends – Episode 148 television program – c1960

Mr Squiggle is one of the most recognised children’s television characters. Although no longer on air, he continues to appear at exhibitions and science fiction conventions.

The Piano Tuner short film – 1960

Amateur filmmakers the Straford Brothers started making this comedy short to test their newly purchased 16mm Bolex camera.

Shell Animated Commercial: Poster Man advertisement – 1960

This advertisement was made to screen only in cinemas prior to a feature film program despite being made after the introduction of television.

The Sundowners feature film – 1960

The Sundowners is remarkable for the number of Australian actors it showcases. Chips Rafferty plays Quinlan, the contractor at an outback shearing station.

The Tasmanian Tiger sponsored film – 1960

This documentary – a partly-dramatised look at Tasmania’s animals and birds – is a good example of innovative documentary making in the early 1960s.