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An Outback Policeman’s Life preview image An Outback Policeman’s Life (1952)
In the remote outback, a policeman sets out with two Indigenous stockmen to inspect the many hundreds of kilometres he patrols. His duties cover everything from punishing lawbreakers to acting as postmaster.
Closing Day at BHP’s Newcastle Steelworks preview image Closing Day at BHP’s Newcastle Steelworks (2000)
Two thousand steelworkers collect their final paychecks and walk out of Newcastle’s BHP steelworks for the last time. Men break down and cry. Many have laboured here all their working lives.
Competing with Asian Clothing Tigers preview image Competing with Asian Clothing Tigers (1994)
The manager of a clothing factory explains how, in Australia, his shirt costs 42c a minute while in China it costs 1c a minute. Australia in it’s desire to compete with Asian Tigers means workers are pushed to the limit, like never before.
Early Aviation in Australia preview image Early Aviation in Australia (1929)
Early silent film shows a 1920’s flight to Echuca, including the fashionably dressed passengers enjoying refreshments in a tin shed. The aircraft also delivers sick patients to a waiting ambulance.
Even Tennis Stars Need Their Coach preview image Even Tennis Stars Need Their Coach (2000)
Members of the 2000 Australian Davis Cup team, including Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt, talk about their relationship with their coach, John Newcombe. For Newcombe, the role of the coach is to treat your team as you yourself would want to be treated.
Family Life in Geelong preview image Family Life in Geelong (1966)
In a typical 60s family a mother works to get dinner ready as the children come home after school. After Dad arrives home from work in the Holden, Mum serves traditional roast lamb and three vegetables.
The Founding of Canberra preview image The Founding of Canberra (1913)
In 1913 the Basic Living Wage of 2 pounds 8 shillings a week is introduced. Politicians, including Billy Hughes, lay the Foundation Stone for the new National Capital in Canberra.
Helping Children in War-Torn Countries preview image Helping Children in War-Torn Countries (2001)
Moira Kelly begs for funds from international charities to bring children from war-torn Albania to Australia for medical treatment. One of the children almost dies, but the results are worth the risks.
Life Savers on Bondi Beach preview image Life Savers on Bondi Beach (1965)
Early morning at an almost empty Bondi Beach. Rubbish is removed by local council workers and volunteer lifesavers check their gear, allocate safe surfing areas, and practise their lifesaving skills.
Lighthouse Keepers and Their Families preview image Lighthouse Keepers and Their Families (1949)
Three lighthouse keepers and their families are the only residents on remote and windswept Maatsuyke Island, off the south-west coast of Tasmania.
Mawson’s Expedition to the Antarctic preview image Mawson’s Expedition to the Antarctic (1912)
In 1912, Mawson’s expedition arrived in the Antarctic. Little did they realise it was the windiest place on the globe.
Outwork - A Vietnamese Refugee's Story preview image Outwork - A Vietnamese Refugee's Story (2001)
Migrant women work long hours sewing garments at home for a few dollars an hour. Many are refugees and have little understanding of their rights or the chance of alternative employment.
The Pain of Coming Second preview image The Pain of Coming Second (1984)
Georgina Parkes and Lisa Forrest are competing together in the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. The loser, Georgina Parkes, struggles with her disappointment.
Repetitious Work Affects Migrant Women preview image Repetitious Work Affects Migrant Women (1984)
Female migrant workers discuss the pain in their hands after long hours of sewing and repetitive factory work.