Soon after arriving on Thursday Island, Daubenny (Lloyd Hughes) pays Mendoza (Ronald Whelan) 1,000 pounds for his boat and his house on the island.
Only a few Efftee newsreels have survived and this one is a vivid record of Melbourne society at play in the 1930s, complete with a society party in South Yarra.
Concert pianist Daubenny Carshott (Lloyd Hughes) plays for the woman he loves, London society beauty Stella Raff (Elaine Hamill).
A Torres Strait Island crew member aboard the ‘Dugong’ finds a large pearl as Daubenny (Lloyd Hughes) returns from the deep in his diving suit.
In his maiden speech to parliament, Mr Rudd (Bert Bailey) sets out his belief in 'the plain people’ as the backbone of Australian society.
Ann Rudd (Yvonne East) and Jim Webster (Grant Taylor) kiss on the terrace at the Webster’s swanky reception. Jim’s father Henry (Frank Harvey) is not impressed to see the Rudds at his party.
A delegation of local farmers asks Dad Rudd (Bert Bailey) to stand for the local seat, after the death of the sitting member.