1951, 33 Minutes
Highlights important events in the first 50 years of Federation.
Produced to celebrate the Jubilee of Federation, Cavalcade of Australia 1901-1951 provides an historical review of the development of the nation between 1901 and 1951. The film opens with the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) to Australia in 1901 to open the first Commonwealth Parliament. Through the use of historical footage, the film not only covers notable events in the Commonwealth story but also social development, fashions and economic growth over the period.
An Australian National Film Board production. Produced by the Department of the Interior. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Producer: Stanley Hawes
Narrators: John Cazabon, Harry Dearth, Reg Collins, Ted Smith, Syd Chambers, Lyndall Barbour
Featured People: Duke of York, Duchess of York, Billy Hughes, Charles Kingsford Smith, Stanley Bruce, Douglas Mawson, Don Bradman, James Scullin, Charles Scott, T Campbell Black, Duke of Gloucester, Lester Brain, Joseph Lyons, Robert Menzies, John Curtin, Ben Chifley
Running Time: 33 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Civics & Citizenship–Discovering Democracy, Australian History, Politics, SOSE, HSIE, English. Of particular relevance for NSW History Stage 5, Topic 1 'Australia to 1914 - How and why did Federation occur?'