The Fiji Islands

Title:
The Fiji Islands
NFSA ID:
44674
Year:
1952
Category:
Access fees

The opening sequence and intertitles suggest this film was intended for family and friends to enjoy at a home movie night.

Max Afford and his wife Thelma travel along Queens Road and end up in Lautoka, exploring the Saturday morning market.

Max was an author, playwright and radio dramatist who worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and in commercial radio from the 1930s until the early 1950s. He was the scriptwriter for the Ken G Hall feature film, Smithy (1946).

He was married to costume designer Thelma Thomas, who donated their 31 home movies to the NFSA.

Filmmaker:
Max Afford