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Triumph of the Telegraph

Australia, 1938 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

By the time this film was made the Cinema Branch had completely emerged from the silent period. The approach to the subject is much more inventive and engaging. This was one of two films made for propaganda purposes for the PMG.

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Play Safe

Part of a series on Road Safety, cricket hero Don Bradman instructs children on playing safe on the roads. ... More »

The Growing Child

Again set in Victoria, at the Surrey Hills Baby Health Centre, we learn what is important - good Australian fruit, vegetables and milk - in helping our children grow. An excellent example of looking ... More »

The Valley of the Yarra

Originally made in 35 mm Ferrania colour as a general release film. In the 1950s Film Australia made a surprising number of colour films. The 1956 production report, which lists all films in any ... More »

Melbourne Southern City

"London on the Thames, Paris on the Seine... Melbourne on the Yarra..." an auspicious opening for a film on Melbourne. In 1956 with the Olympic Games on the doorstep the DOI produced several films ... More »

Capacity Smith

Directed by Colin Dean, who also wrote and directed Melbourne Wedding Belle, Capacity Smith is one of Film Australia's most successful fiction films. Proving the theory -there are no good stories ... More »

Melbourne Wedding Belle

A simple story set to music - Colin Dean's light-hearted and charming contribution to the DOI's 1950 films on the state capitals of Australia. Dean was a leading young director at the DOI before he ... More »

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