The Rocks: touring the historic Rocks

Title:
The Rocks: touring the historic Rocks
NFSA ID:
10090
Year:
1983
Category:
Access fees

A look at the Rocks area, focusing on restored old buildings, and tourist attractions including retail outlets. 

Summary by Damien Parer

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.

Notes by Damien Parer

Production company:
Kingcroft Productions
Producer:
Terry Ohlsson
Executive producer:
John R Pola & Associates Pty Ltd
Director:
Philip Bond
Writer:
Philip Bond
Original music:
Robin Lee Sinclair