Hobart: Life in Australia

Title:
Hobart: Life in Australia
NFSA ID:
55723
Year:
1966
Category:
Access fees

Warning: this film contains images of delicious food, particularly chocolate, which may be dangerous to your diet.

Features the famous Cadbury chocolate factory in Claremont, water sports and the beloved Cat and the Fiddle clock.

Skiing, sailing, and chocolate. The filmmakers didn't have to try too hard to make Hobart look like the best place on Earth!

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!

Producer:
Eric Thompson
Cinematographer:
Peter McKinley