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Blue Ice

Australia, 1954 (MIFF 1955, The Local Scene)

A record of the 1953-54 Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition which relieved the scientific stations at Macquarie and Heard Islands and established a new station at Mawson, MacRobertson Land, in Australian Antarctic Territory.

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Emergency Bridge - Hutt Gully

During the winter of 1954, twelve inches rain in twenty-four hours caused extensive flooding and a washaway 110ft. long and 30ft. deep at Hutt Gully on the Great Ocean Road. This film is a record of ... More »

The Hungry Miles

This is the second production of this newlyformed film unit. Their previous film, Pensions for Veterans, was screened last year at the Festival. The present film is a dramatic presentation of the ... More »

The Coal Miner

Life among miners on Australian coalfields. The mines have been mechanised, increasing production and improving conditions. ... More »

Progress in Kojokrom

Intended primarily for local exhibition in African communities, this simple object lesson tells in story form how a local council works, how it can help the people of a small township, even though ... More »

THE BACK OF BEYOND

The Birdsville Track is over three hundred miles long and, in terms of physical and mental isolation, it is probably without parallel. It joins Marree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland ... More »

Late Winter to Early Spring

A lyrical documentary set in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne; basically an exercise in telling a story through pictures: no dialogue or commentary is used. The film presents a number of small ... More »

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