Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest-running comic strip character, has chalked up a century. The NFSA marks the milestone with newly digitised footage of Ginger and his creator James Charles Bancks.
This 1947 film features the character Ginger Meggs, who spreads a message, via his comics, of vehicle safety and traffic safety.
The Australian Commonwealth Film Unit made several short public service films using sporting stars to promote road safety.
These road safety films from the 1950s to 1980s offer a full tank of vintage car delight.
'The victims of motor car accidents are very often pedestrians. Sometimes they can be unpredictable but often they are innocent victims'.
Controlled driver experiments where subjects with a blood alcohol reading of 0.08 drive cars and they measure their reaction times, feature in this educational film.
This dramatised film features Noah Taylor in one of his first screen roles.
'Freeways are designed for fast and safe motoring.
This advertisement for road safety begins with a cricket match.
Once you have a sound knowledge of driving fundamentals: checking, starting, stopping, steering, gear changing and braking, with practice these things become almost automatic.