Geelong: Life In Australia

Title:
Geelong: Life In Australia
NFSA ID:
51964
Year:
1966
Category:
Access fees

The Ford factory in Geelong, which operated from 1925 to October 2016, is prominently featured in this film.

 

A day in the life of Geelong, incluidng a visit to the local school workshop, child care centre, and even a toy store!

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:
Antonio Colacino
Producer:
Eric Thompson
Music:
Moneta Eagles, George Dreyfus
Cinematographer:
Reginald Pearse
Sound:
Gordon Wraxall