Gold Coast is Attraction for Sun Worshippers

Title:
Gold Coast is Attraction for Sun Worshippers
NFSA ID:
1550
Year:
1955
Category:
Access fees

This clip from Australian Diary No. 083 shows the popular beach version of the hokey-pokey that attracted crowds of up to 300 people and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where flocks of lorikeets arrive twice a day to be handfed.

In the 1950s the Gold Coast had a local population of 21,000 people that increased to 110,000 during the holiday season. It was a time when the area was on the cusp of major development; now it is Australia's sixth largest city.

Production company:
Australian News And Information Bureau. Film Division