A slice of life in Tasmania from 1903 to 2008
BY BETH TAYLOR
To celebrate the 'Apple Isle' here are a range of films featuring Tasmania, dating from 1903 to 2003.
If you have any information about the people or places in these films, we would love to hear your comments.
Viewpoint on Hobart (1975). Directed by Barry Williams. From the Viewpoint series. Produced by Film Australia. Part of the NFSA’s Film Australia Collection.
A film about the city of Hobart, Tasmania, as seen through the eyes of European migrants. Beautiful observational footage of Hobart, nearby agriculture, factory work, schools and shops. One man says poignantly in voice-over:
"When we left our own countries, we pulled up our roots, and we personally will be migrants until the day we die. We will strive to obtain citizenship. That’s as far as we can assimilate … We will always remain Europeans and we don’t want to become anything else. We only want to live our lives in this beautiful country, where we have space, clean air and far less pollution than over in Europe and we want to be left in peace."