The Gold Coast, 1950s

Title:
The Gold Coast, 1950s
NFSA ID:
55369
Year:
1958
Courtesy:
Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

This silent newsreel clip shows people sunbakingĀ on the Gold Coast. Warm temperatures and golden sands were a magnet to holidaymakers from the 1950s onwards, swelling the population from around 21,000 people to over 100,000.

This clip also shows the early development of the Gold Coast canals which are now such a feature of living in the region. Roughly 400 kmĀ of canals have been constructed forming an environmentally significant network of waterways.

Production company:
Movietone Productions