Calling Sydney Harbour


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1960, 18 Minutes

A look at commerce on Sydney Harbour and the changing face of Sydney as seen from the tugboats working the ports.

Step into one of the most iconic harbours in the world. The Port of Sydney is crowded with ships from every maritime nation. This 1960s snapshot of life on Sydney Harbour is taken from the tug master's point of view. We explore the Harbour in a tugboat at work - bringing the Neptunia in to berth and taking the Oronsay out through the Heads. Calling Sydney Harbour also shows the bustling wharves and new construction work being carried out by the Maritime Services Board.

Produced for the Commonwealth of Australia by the Department of the Interior. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.


Producer: Eric Thompson

Director: Malcolm Otton

Year: 1960

Running Time: 18 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Identity, Place and Culture, Australian History, English, HSIE (Aboriginal Studies Stage 6), SOSE.


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