Film: 8862

Places + Locations | 1970 | Sound | Colour


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Ryde in Australia. Aerial shot of Sydney, including Sydney Opera House under construction 1970's

Sydney harbour. Dual carriageway in Ryde. Commentary explains 'that it was the third city on the Australian mainland. Aerial shot of Ryde, with harbour. Still of Edward Kelly, first mayor of Ryde. Still of James Devlia, another founder of Ryde. Various shots of old plans and maps. St. Anne's Church, Ryde. Aerial shots of Ryde. Interior of council room with civic dignitaries. 1970 is 100th anniversary of local government in Ryde. Councillors talking with visitors from Ryde, Isle-of-White. Dignitaries inspecting old council chambers and unveiling commemorative sign. Women unveiling plaque in park. Australian flag. Dignitary ceremonially planting tree. Plaque commemorating the old train line. Traffic. Freeway or motorway crossing river - aerial view. Various shots of Australian suburbia. Women and children walking down street. A fruit stall. Commentary tells the story of the Granny Smith apple, which originally came from here. The gravestone of 'Granny Smith'. Aerial shots of factories and industrial estate. Racing yacht. Luxury cruiser or motor boat being launched from boatyard. Various shots of old colonial house with veranda. Shots of old woman talking. Sign: 'Willandra Village'. V/o explains that this is housing for elderly people. Aerial shots of McQuarrie University. Shots of schools. Young children in playground. Children in swimming pool. Young children in sandpit. Two men in uniform, policemen or security guards, coming down steps. Schoolboys in playground. Various shots of exterior and gardens of psychiatric hospital. Students at the School of Horticulture inspecting roses. Men playing golf. A school sports day. Swimming pool. Young girl diving. People playing bowls. Boy doing high jump. Girls cheering. Children racing on running track. Bridge over river. Cricket pitches. Boys playing cricket. Municipal tennis courts. Rose garden. Various shots of streets and houses. River. Family on boating lake. Woman going into library. Dignitary unveiling plaque. People in library. Dignitaries inspecting guard of honour. Town guard with bagpipers in kilts. Parade floats. Man on camel. Old cars. Vintage steam train, with people in period costume. Bagpipers. Girls doing sword dance. School choir singing in concert. Audience applauds. Formal dinner. William McMahon, soon to be Prime Minister of Australia, giving speech. Man in Australian Navy uniform hanging wreath at Remembrance War Memorial. Veterans wearing medals at ceremony. Veterans laying wreaths. Bugler playing last post. Interiors of church with service in progress. Stained glass. Choirboy singing hymn. People coming out of church. People playing bowls. Swimming race. Parachutists landing. Beauty queens being crowned. Amateur dramatic group performing, teenagers listen. A formal ball, couples dancing. Toast being proposed. Vicar addressing church congregation. Boys swinging a rope and dropping off into river. Aerial shots of town and harbour.

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