1966, Total Running Time 239 Minutes
Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, the Life in Australia series profiles 12 Australian cities and towns, showing everyday life for workers and families. Part travelogue, it promotes an idyllic picture of white, middle class life in Australia, touring 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.
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.
Directors: Joe Scully, Robert Parker, Chris McCullough, Rhonda Small, James Jeffrey, Henry Lewes, Donald Anderson, Peter Young, John Edwards, Douglas White, Antonio Colacino
Producer: Eric Thompson
Writers: Robert Parker, John Morris, Christopher McCullough, Bernard Freedman, Richard Mason, Eric Thompson, James Jeffrey, Henry Lewes, Norma Martyn, Donald Anderson, Douglas White, Antonio Colacino, Joe Scully
Cinematographers: Eric Kenning, George Alexander, Reginald Pearse, Volk Mol, Richard Tucker, Peter McKinley, Rodney Musch, Tom Cowan
Presenters: Ron Haddrick, Peter Beaumont, Stuart Ginn, Ron Roberts
Total Running Time: 239 Minutes (12 X 20 minute episodes)
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Australian History: 'Post-War Australia'; Australian Social History; Cultural Studies; English: 'Australian Identity: Social Life and Customs'; Film as Propaganda; HSIE/SOSE 'Exploring Australian National Identity'; White Australia Policy.