Brisbane: Life in Australia

Title:
Brisbane: Life in Australia
NFSA ID:
27797
Year:
1964
Category:
Access fees

Brisbane only had 600,000 inhabitants. How many of them smoked their pipes on the tram?

 

A mid-autumn afternoon in the subtropical Queensland capital in the mid 1960s. We begin our journey by 'spying' on a number of telephone calls, related to the prosperous business activity in Brisbane, and then follow a a traditional family ('He has a wife and two children; a boy at school, and a daughter at the university. Gill earns the money, his wife looks after the housekeeping') in their daily activities.

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:
Robert Parker
Producer:
Eric Thompson
Executive Producer:
Denys Brown
Cinematographer:
Reginald Pearse
Music:
Moneta Eagles, Martin Long