Title cards are intercut with static shots of well-known Melbourne public buildings and streets including the Treasury Building, Little Collins Street, Federal Parliament House, the General Post Of
During the 19th century, Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building was an architectural masterpiece which showcased Australia’s arrival on the world stage as an economic powerhouse.
Birthday celebrations for the Opera House in 2013 – celebrating 40 years since the opening of this beloved icon.
Made in 1968, this film reveals some of the challenges and controversies involved in the construction of the Sydney Opera House.
The Commonwealth Film Unit (later called Film Australia) chronicled the Sydney Opera House's construction from 1959 to 1973.
An excerpt from the Film Australia Collection's The Fifth Facade. The title is a reference to the roof, which is the building’s most distinctive feature.
This short film was produced by the Commonwealth Film Unit from historic and contemporary footage of the Sydney Opera House.
Before construction began on the Opera House in 1959 it was the site of the disused Fort Macquarie Tram Depot.
This Cinesound Review newsreel details the competition for the architectural design of the Sydney Opera House in 1957.
In 1972 the Sydney Opera House was in the final stages of construction. With the external structure all but complete, this film focuses on the internal fit-out.