Camera crew at Sydney Opera House

Sails of the Sydney Opera House under construction. A camera crew of three men pose amidst the construction site.
Camera crew at Sydney Opera House
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The Commonwealth Film Unit (later called Film Australia) chronicled the Sydney Opera House's construction from 1959 to 1973.

This photograph shows crew filming during the advanced work on Stage II of building in March 1966. Members of the camera crew included Tom Cowan and Jim Dale.

You can see more footage of the construction in the Colour Diary films (number 28 and 41) and The Fifth Facade (1973). View more photographs from the opening in the Sydney Opera House Opening latest post.

The Fifth Facade, 1971 – Film Australia Collection © NFSA.

Notes by Beth Taylor