Sydney, Australia, is established as the location of the film and the narration introduces the film’s premise and establishes the filmmaker as the story-teller.
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.
This cinema ad for the 1946 federal election encourages Australians to stay with the Labor Party, which has successfully led the country through the end of the Second World War.
This sequence describes the impact of the 1960s development of the Sydney skyline on the work of labourers building its new skyscrapers. Summary by Susan Lambert.
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.
This powerful sequence shows the violent clashes between the government and developers planning Sydney’s large-scale re-development and those that opposed it – the unionists, residents, conservatio
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.
At a meeting of the Ganiga tribe, Joe and his ally, tribal elder Popina Mai, speak about the plan for Ganiga to work on the plantation.