Perth: Life in Australia

Title:
Perth: Life in Australia
NFSA ID:
49014
Year:
1965
Category:
Access fees

Perth is closer to Jakarta than it is to Sydney. They also have great ice cream!

A picture of life in the West Australian capital of Perth in the mid 1960s. The social, business, sporting and other activities of an average Australian family in Perth are told through the eyes of the local newspapers.

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:
Henry Lewes
Producer:
Eric Thompson
Executive Producer:
Denys Brown
Cinematographer:
Volk Mol