This is a nicely shot montage of today’s Rocks area. It is a classic example of 'sponsored’ or commissioned work of this period. The use of the walking tour, with a well-chosen snippet of location sound, helps personalise the material, effectively making us one of the participants.
The Rocks: Sydney, Australia synopsis
This sponsored documentary traces the beginning of The Rocks in Sydney Cove to its present redevelopment as a tourist precinct. A young female tourist appears throughout the film as a linking device.
The Rocks: Sydney, Australia curator's notes
The short documentary was commissioned by the Sydney Cove Redevelopment Authority to promote tourism and shows their involvement in the redevelopment.