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Gateway to a City

Australia, 1962 (MIFF 1962)

Director: R. Johnston

The brief history of Sydney's slummy waterfront, The Rocks, and a plan for its redevelopment. First Prize, Public Relations Section, "for its imaginative use of film in advancing the sponsor's proposals".

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Dancing Orpheus

The unique Australian Lyrebird, this most elusive of all birds, is observed in its natural habitat. A long sequence, excellently photographed and brilliantly recorded for sound, shows the bird ... More »

Didjeridoo Difficulties

A moral tale about an aboriginal chief who tries to learn the didjeridoo. Second Prize, Children's Film Section, "for its original charm and excellent puppetry". ... More »

Tumut Pond

A change is taking place across the face of southeast Australia as men and machines are clearing the bush, taming the rivers and creating lakes in the building of one of the greatest hydroelectric ... More »

FESTIVAL IN ADELAIDE

An entertaining and unified record of the wealth and variety of the programme presented at the 1962 Adelaide Festival. Australian Film Awards, Documentary Section, Silver Award "for polished and ... More »

Port of Melbourne

The activities of the port at work under the vigiiant care of the Port Authorities. Second Prize, Public Relations Section, "for translating a port's activities into human and often poetic terms" ... More »

The Rainmakers

The story of rainmaking experiments in Australia conducted by the C.S.I.R.O. Australian Film Awards, Documentary Section, Special Award "for scientific photography". ... More »

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