Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this series visits state capitals and regional centres around the nation to promote an idyllic picture of life in Australia. Part travelogue, it tours points of interest around the towns, but the emphasis is on providing a visual record of "typical" daily life, from work and education to home and recreation.
2 DVD set containing all 12 x episodes (19 minutes each) of the Life in Australia series:
Brisbane, Cairns, Mount Gambier, Wagga Wagga, Adelaide, Perth, Geraldton, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney
Episodes all available individually for $24.95
This price is for home use only. For educational sales please follow this link to Film Australia Program Sales.
An Australian National Film Board Production. Produced for the Department of Immigration by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.