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Bombora: The Story of Australian Surfing, Part 2
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directed by Greg Appel, fl. 2001; produced by Greg Appel, fl. 2001, Bombora Film and Music Co., in Bombora: The Story of Australian Surfing (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 55 mins
In the early days of Australia's surf history, young people found a place to live out their dreams of innocence and freedom in the surf but it wasn't to last. With the Vietnam War came an influx of drugs and surfers led a rebellious counter-culture as they dropped out of society to escape to country towns along t...
directed by Greg Appel, fl. 2001; produced by Greg Appel, fl. 2001, Bombora Film and Music Co., in Bombora: The Story of Australian Surfing (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 55 mins
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Every Inch of the Way
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directed by Aviva Ziegler, fl. 1983-2012 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1990), 29 mins
During World War Two, 8000 Australians died in captivity under Japanese rule. Those who survived remember the starvation, disease and trauma to which they were subjected. In Every Inch of the Way survivors of the camps, Vivian Bullwinkel, Dr Ian Duncan, Roy Whitecross and Reg Nossiter describe their experiences du...
directed by Aviva Ziegler, fl. 1983-2012 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1990), 29 mins
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The Fifth Set
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directed by Sue Thomson, fl. 1995; produced by Cristina Pozzan, fl. 1988 and Kate Latimer, fl. 2000 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2000), 55 mins
For a century, the Davis Cup has been one of the world's greatest tennis competitions. Despite the lure of big money on the professional circuit, the cup continues to stand for sportsmanship, team spirit and national pride. For Australia, it has given us heroes like Norman Brookes, Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, Neale Fr...
directed by Sue Thomson, fl. 1995; produced by Cristina Pozzan, fl. 1988 and Kate Latimer, fl. 2000 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2000), 55 mins
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Hellfire Pass
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directed by Graham Chase, fl. 1980 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 56 mins
More than forty years after the notorious Thailand-Burma railway was completed a group of Allied ex-servicemen, including an Australian contingent lead by Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop, returned to Hellfire Pass in Thailand to dedicate a monument to the thousands who died during its construction.
directed by Graham Chase, fl. 1980 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 56 mins
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Kokoda: The Counterattack
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directed by Don Featherstone, fl. 1983, Part 2 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 57 mins
From the corridors of power to the blood-stained battlefields of the Papua New Guinea highlands, Kokoda tells the story of the brutal World War II military campaign between Australia and Japan that changed the course of Australian history. In late September 1942 things looked grim for the Australians fighting in P...
directed by Don Featherstone, fl. 1983, Part 2 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 57 mins
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Life in Australia, Cairns
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produced by Eric Thompson, 1901-1978, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, in Life in Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1964), 20 mins
Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the Queensland town of Cairns in the mid 1960s.
produced by Eric Thompson, 1901-1978, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, in Life in Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1964), 20 mins
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Life in Australia, Perth
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directed by Henry Lewes, fl. 1966; produced by Eric Thompson, 1901-1978, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, in Life in Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1966), 18 mins
Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the Western Australian capital of Perth in the mid 1960s.
directed by Henry Lewes, fl. 1966; produced by Eric Thompson, 1901-1978, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, in Life in Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1966), 18 mins
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Life in Australia, Episode 12, Sydney
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directed by Joe Scully, fl. 1971; produced by Eric Thompson, 1901-1978, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, in Life in Australia, Episode 12 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive), 21 mins
Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this series visits state capitals and regional centres around the nation to promote an idyllic picture of life in Australia.
directed by Joe Scully, fl. 1971; produced by Eric Thompson, 1901-1978, Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, in Life in Australia, Episode 12 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive), 21 mins
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National Treasures, Gallipoli Boat
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directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012; produced by Sally Regan, fl. 2005-2011, Film Australia, in National Treasures (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2004), 5 mins
How did a lifeboat, left to rot on the shores of Gallipoli, come to have pride of place at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra? Curator John White tells the story of this little boat’s tumultuous journey as Warren Brown helps us imagine what it was like for those first Anzacs on the day that helped forge Aus...
directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012; produced by Sally Regan, fl. 2005-2011, Film Australia, in National Treasures (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2004), 5 mins
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National Treasures, Phar Lap's Hide
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directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012; produced by Sally Regan, fl. 2005-2011, Film Australia, in National Treasures (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2004), 5 mins
How did a New Zealand-born horse become one of Australia's most loved and enduring icons? Warren Brown visits Melbourne Museum where the legendary Phar Lap - or at least his preserved hide - stands in a glass case. Curator Elizabeth Willis explains why this big red horse won our hearts and the circumstances around...
directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012; produced by Sally Regan, fl. 2005-2011, Film Australia, in National Treasures (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2004), 5 mins
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