In this United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, we're revisiting Australia's proud food production history.
From farm to factory to table, this collection of films spanning almost a century shows the changing face of Australia's rural and industrial landscapes.
Selected from the Film Australia Collection, the clips in this collection show everyday Australians at work in a variety of contexts.
This clip looks at how women were brought back into the paid workforce to fill the lower paid positions as the economy boomed in the 1960s. Summary by Adrienne Parr.
A pan of the sorting rooms shows women sorting the cleansed chocolate in preparation for blending. The kernels are then taken to the mills where they are ground into a smooth liquor.
This clip examines the situation for women in the 1930s Depression when many were forced to work as the men in their families were unemployed.
This clip talks about the conditions that led to the Melbourne Tailoresses Strike of 1882 to 1883. Summary by Adrienne Parr.
A man is ready to leave for his night shift at the munitions factory when his young daughter, Topsy, runs up to him.
A family sits around the breakfast table after son Ted has finished his night shift at the munitions factory.
After complaining to her mother (Bobbie Hunt) about not being able to borrow money to go out for a night with the girls, Grace (Dorothy Dickson) sulks in her room.