Adelaide: Life in Australia

Title:
Adelaide: Life in Australia
NFSA ID:
47356
Year:
1966
Category:
Access fees

The festival city, where horses roam free at the beach. Wait, what!?

A picture of life in the South Australian capital of Adelaide in the mid 1960s, social, commercial and recreational.

Part of the Life In Australia series, made for the Department of Immigration, to entice immigrants from Europe. There’s no denying that these films were a marketing tool; Australia (and its cities and rural centres) was the product, and as such, it was presented as an idyllic destination where everyone led prosperous, happy lives. The scripts for each film are almost identical, covering employment and industry, education, sport, health care, shopping, religion, night-life, and art. Australia had everything anyone could wish for!

 

Director:
James Jeffrey
Producer:
Eric Thompson
Cinematographer:
Eric Kenning
Composer:
Laurie Lewis