Victor Smorgon (1913–2009) was born in Heidelberg, Ukraine.
Franco Belgiorno-Nettis (1915–2006) was born in Cassano delle Murge, Italy.
He migrated to Australia in the 1950s and founded the engineering company Transfield.
Selected from the Film Australia Collection, the clips in this collection show everyday Australians at work in a variety of contexts.
Watch a classic newsreel about the 1960s origins of Ugg boots and the Australian surfer who popularised them.
Late 1940s in the industrial centre of Ipswich, Queensland.