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Architecture: A Performing Art
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directed by Michael Robertson, fl. 1982; produced by Peter Johnson, fl. 1972-1980, Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1980), 25 mins
The story of John Andrews, world-famous Australian architect. This film is a tribute to the man and his buildings, which include the Canadian National Tower in Toronto, Scarborough College at Toronto University, the Miami Seaport Passenger Terminal, the Cameron Offices in Canberra and the American Express Tower in...
directed by Michael Robertson, fl. 1982; produced by Peter Johnson, fl. 1972-1980, Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1980), 25 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia, Augustus Earle and his Dog, Jemmy
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2008), 6 mins
Misadventure turned to good fortune when young English artist Augustus Earle was rescued after being marooned on a remote island and accidentally became the colony's first trained artist. Earle, who was stranded for nine months with his dog Jemmy on an island in the South Atlantic Ocean, when his ship sailed witho...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2008), 6 mins
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures, Episode 4, Batavia Shipwreck
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directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012; produced by Hugh Piper, fl. 1979-2012, in Australia's Heritage: National Treasures, Episode 4 (Australia: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2009), 5 mins
Stone ruins on Western Australia's remote West Wallabi Island are the oldest structures built by Europeans in Australia and tell a tale of mutiny and murder. Built as a fort in 1629 by survivors of the shipwrecked Dutch merchant ship Batavia, the National Heritage-listed shipwreck site provides a lasting memorial...
directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012; produced by Hugh Piper, fl. 1979-2012, in Australia's Heritage: National Treasures, Episode 4 (Australia: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2009), 5 mins
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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures, Episode 8, Bonegilla Migrant Camp
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directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012; produced by Hugh Piper, fl. 1979-2012, in Australia's Heritage: National Treasures, Episode 8 (Australia: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2009), 6 mins
More than 300,000 migrants had their first taste of Australian life at the Bonegilla Migrant Camp in Victoria before moving out to transform Australia socially and culturally. Established in 1947 to house post-war immigrants, the National Heritage-listed property was a Spartan former army camp with the most basic...
directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012; produced by Hugh Piper, fl. 1979-2012, in Australia's Heritage: National Treasures, Episode 8 (Australia: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2009), 6 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia, Ballet Russe
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2006), 6 mins
When Betty Churcher joined the National Gallery of Australia in 1990, the first 'hidden treasure' she found was one of the world's finest collections of costumes from the celebrated Ballets Russes. Commissioned in Paris by Serge Diaghilev for his revolutionary troupe of dancers, many of these gorgeous costumes hav...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2006), 6 mins
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Constructing Australia, The Bridge
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directed by Simon Nasht, fl. 2000-2014; produced by Simon Nasht, fl. 2000-2014, in Constructing Australia (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2007), 55 mins
Massive, majestic, breathtaking-the Sydney Harbour Bridge was the greatest engineering challenge of its day anywhere on earth. Completed during the Great Depression, it is the legacy of a fateful partnership between two very different men - a brilliant engineer and a maverick politician - who shared a relentless a...
directed by Simon Nasht, fl. 2000-2014; produced by Simon Nasht, fl. 2000-2014, in Constructing Australia (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2007), 55 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia, Captain Cook's Tragic Death
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2008), 6 mins
Captain James Cook's untimely return to Hawaii in 1779, 10 days after he had left, ended with his violent death, the details of which are portrayed in numerous illustrations in the National Library collection. Many artists, including the official artist for the voyage, John Webber, recreated the scene in the years...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2008), 6 mins
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City of Dreams
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directed by Belinda Mason; produced by Gaby Mason, fl. 1993, Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2000), 57 mins
When the brilliant and fiery Marion Mahony, the first registered woman architect in the world and the longest serving designer in Frank Lloyd Wright’s practice, married Walter Burley Griffin, it was the beginning of one of the most outstanding artistic collaborations of the 20th century. This visionary American...
directed by Belinda Mason; produced by Gaby Mason, fl. 1993, Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2000), 57 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia, Fiona Hall
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by Philippa Campey, fl. 2005 and John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2011), 6 mins
The many exotic species brought back from the South Pacific by 18th century European explorers fuelled the western imagination with ideas of paradise lost (in the old world) and regained (in the new). Australian artist Fiona Hall has created a series of stunning botanical sculptures from sardine tins that she cal...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by Philippa Campey, fl. 2005 and John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2011), 6 mins
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Outlook, The Gallery
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directed by Philip Mark Law, fl. 1970; produced by Gil Brealey, 1932-, Commonwealth Film Unit, in Outlook (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1970), 8 mins
Stone, steel and glass - a bronze figure of a woman framed by the reflection of school children climbing stairs, fountains, the cool depths of a watery moat contrasted by the richness of the old masters. Without commentary, this film reveals the monumental structure that is the National Gallery of Victoria, displa...
directed by Philip Mark Law, fl. 1970; produced by Gil Brealey, 1932-, Commonwealth Film Unit, in Outlook (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1970), 8 mins
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