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Antarctic Pioneers
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directed by Frank Hurley, 1885-1962 and Phillip Law, 1912-2010; produced by Frank Bagnall, fl. 1946-1957 (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1963), 28 mins
One of Australia’s most famous photographers and explorers, Frank Hurley, presents this absorbing film on the history of Australia’s first expeditions to the Antarctic continent between 1911 and 1954. In the summer of 1911, a band of true pioneers set off from Hobart on the tall ship Aurora to an unknown land....
directed by Frank Hurley, 1885-1962 and Phillip Law, 1912-2010; produced by Frank Bagnall, fl. 1946-1957 (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1963), 28 mins
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The Art of War, 2005, Far from the Frontline
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written by Betty Churcher, 1931-2015; directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by Betty Churcher, 1931-2015 and John Hughes, fl. 1975, Early Works and Film Australia, in The Art of War, 2005 (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2005), 26 mins
In World War Two women such as Sybil Craig, Stella Bowen and Nora Heysen were recruited for the first time as official war artists, recording in particular the contribution of women to the war effort. On the homefront, Margaret Preston and John Brack along with Sydney trio William Dobell, Donald Friend and Russell...
written by Betty Churcher, 1931-2015; directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by Betty Churcher, 1931-2015 and John Hughes, fl. 1975, Early Works and Film Australia, in The Art of War, 2005 (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2005), 26 mins
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The Art of War, 2005, The Human Tragedy
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written by Betty Churcher, 1931-2015; directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by Betty Churcher, 1931-2015 and John Hughes, fl. 1975, Early Works and Film Australia, in The Art of War, 2005 (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2005), 26 mins
Extraordinary changes took place in European art as a result of World War One, with the development of a visual language to express internal trauma and mental anguish. Australian artists such as Albert Tucker drew on this in their responses to the Second World War. One of those who documented the 1939-1945 conflic...
written by Betty Churcher, 1931-2015; directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by Betty Churcher, 1931-2015 and John Hughes, fl. 1975, Early Works and Film Australia, in The Art of War, 2005 (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2005), 26 mins
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A Calcutta Christmas
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directed by Marée Delofski, fl. 1989; produced by Denise Haslem, fl. 1979-2013, Australia. National Film and Sound Archive and Film Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 52 mins

Hidden in the middle of noisy, vibrant Calcutta is a quiet oasis, the Tollygunge Home, a refuge for 35 elderly Anglo-Indians. In stark contrast to the rest of post-colonial India, the residents of Tollygunge cling to the belief that Britain is their true home. “We live the way the British live. Indians live thei...

directed by Marée Delofski, fl. 1989; produced by Denise Haslem, fl. 1979-2013, Australia. National Film and Sound Archive and Film Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 52 mins
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Captain Cook - Obsession and Discovery, A Likely Lad
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directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012, Wain Fimeri, fl. 1994-2012 and Rudd Paul, fl. 2004-2008; produced by Rudd Paul, fl. 2004-2008, in Captain Cook - Obsession and Discovery (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2007), 53 mins
James Cook journeys from life as a barefoot farm boy to commanding his own ship on one of the British Empire's first great scientific expeditions. Influential patrons help the bright boy to an apprenticeship in the merchant navy that would make him a ships' master. But with an eye for the main chance Cook switches...
directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012, Wain Fimeri, fl. 1994-2012 and Rudd Paul, fl. 2004-2008; produced by Rudd Paul, fl. 2004-2008, in Captain Cook - Obsession and Discovery (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2007), 53 mins
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Captain Cook - Obsession and Discovery, Northwest Passage
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directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012, Wain Fimeri, fl. 1994-2012 and Rudd Paul, fl. 2004-2008, in Captain Cook - Obsession and Discovery (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2007), 53 mins
Cook's obsession with discovery continues as he searches for the mythic Northwest Passage, but it is a journey too far. Now retired and promoted to Post Captain, James Cook is bored. He jumps at the chance to take on a third great voyage: to find a fast route to China to secure Britain's place in the lucrative tea...
directed by Matthew Thomason, fl. 2007-2012, Wain Fimeri, fl. 1994-2012 and Rudd Paul, fl. 2004-2008, in Captain Cook - Obsession and Discovery (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2007), 53 mins
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The Fabric of a Dream - The Fletcher Jones Story
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directed by Dennis K. Smith, fl. 1995; produced by Melanie Coombs, 1969-, Film Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 52 mins
This is the story of how a shell-shocked World War One veteran, who'd left school at 12, ended up creating a national icon. An inspiring man with bold and imaginative ideas, Fletcher Jones was influenced by Japanese reformer Toyohiko Kagawa, one of the most remarkable social activists of his time. Jones establishe...
directed by Dennis K. Smith, fl. 1995; produced by Melanie Coombs, 1969-, Film Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 52 mins
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The Forgotten Force
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directed by Raymond Quint, fl. 1992-2014; produced by Adrienne Parr, fl. 1982, Australia. National Film and Sound Archive and Film Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 56 mins
Between 1946 and 1952, the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) had the job of policing the starving population of Hiroshima and destroying the vast Japanese war-machine. The Forgotten Force tells for the first time the story of Australia’s role in Japan. After the atomic obliteration of Hiroshima and Na...
directed by Raymond Quint, fl. 1992-2014; produced by Adrienne Parr, fl. 1982, Australia. National Film and Sound Archive and Film Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 56 mins
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Last Chance for the Lucky Country, Inventing the Future
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directed by Ian Munro, fl. 1991-2010; produced by John Shaw, fl. 1970-1987, Film Australia, in Last Chance for the Lucky Country (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 30 mins
Inventing the Future looks at how Australians can set up new industries that can compete successfully in an aggressive international market and looks at the new breed of entrepreneurs emerging on the scene.
directed by Ian Munro, fl. 1991-2010; produced by John Shaw, fl. 1970-1987, Film Australia, in Last Chance for the Lucky Country (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 30 mins
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Last Chance for the Lucky Country, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Ideas
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directed by Ian Munro, fl. 1991-2010; produced by John Shaw, fl. 1970-1987, Film Australia, in Last Chance for the Lucky Country (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 30 mins
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Ideas looks at the future of innovation for the average person with good ideas and shows ways in which inventions can be turned into viable products and successful enterprises.
directed by Ian Munro, fl. 1991-2010; produced by John Shaw, fl. 1970-1987, Film Australia, in Last Chance for the Lucky Country (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 30 mins
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