From the city to the sea, the hills to the festivals, enjoy the sights of Adelaide! Explore some of our Adelaide collection highlights including historical footage, classic photographs, feature films and more.
The festival city, where horses roam free at the beach. Wait, what!?
Made by The National Film Board 1954, this film captures the delightful city of Adelaide, capital of South Australia.
Still from Festival in Adelaide (1962), of British broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough patting a koala at Adelaide zoo.
Festival In Adelaide is a record of the the 1962 Adelaide Festival of the Arts, where thousands of visitors flocked to see everything jazz performances to a floating ballet on the lake. Sir Malcolm
From, From the Tropics to the Snow (1962), the still captures a group of ballet dancers in pink and white tutus, dancing in a park in central Adelaide.
From wood chopping, to shearing and even a kid's apple packing championship see the attractions from the 1963 Royal Adelaide Show!
A horsedrawn fire brigade unit drives along King William Street in Adelaide, watched by people from the sides of the street.
This clip shows members of the South Australian Fire Brigade at their Wakefield Street headquarters in Adelaide demonstrating rescue and resuscitation techniques for the camera.
Made by The Commonwealth Film Unit 1962, the lifeline referred to in the title of this film is the seventy-two inch steel pipe line which carries water fifty miles from Mannum on the Murray to the
In this clip, Bernard “Doc” Neeson talks about arriving in Australia for the first time in 1960, and the contrast between Adelaide and the home he had left behind.
Goodwin’s Music Warehouse, 59 Gouger St in Adelaide, offered a range not only of various types of 'Phonos’ but also pianos, player pianos, discs and player rolls.
Adelaide Paralympic legend Libby Kosmala in action in the 1970s-80s.
Behind-the-scenes at Paralympic events in the 1970s-80s. These are highlights from the collection of Paralympic films shot by Adelaide dentist and amateur filmmaker Don Worley.
The Woman Suffers was filmed in South Australia and opened in March 1918 at the Theatre Royal, Adelaide, to rave reviews.
Take a trip down memory lane into the suburbs of Adelaide. Christmas in Australia is a mid summer festival, with temperatures rising high.
There are many film and sound titles relating to Brisbane in the NFSA collection. See historic footage, sound, newsreels and home movies dating from 1889 to 1994.
Arc Cinema Screening Program Manager Quentin Turnour looks at the SAFC’s work in the 1980s and early ‘90s.
Storm Boy, the classic Australian film based on Colin Thiele's novel, appeals to audiences of all ages.
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