Australia is like this

Accession Number F01303
Collection type Film
Measurement 19 min 48 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Ford, Ross Herschel
Department of Information
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


An Australian produced propaganda film for American audiences, which uses the device of an American soldier stationed in Australia writing a letter to his parents in the US. The film covers his arrival in Australia and includes a tour of parts of Sydney and Taronga Park Zoo, a visit to a girl-friend's home, a sampling of Australian beer with two Australian soldiers, and his departure by train. Film also contains scenes of Melbourne, a race meeting, ski-ing, surfing; Parliament House, Canberra; sheep, beef cattle, harvesting grain, timber cutting etc. Identified personnel: Ross Herschel Ford as the US soldier. Produced by the Australian Department of Information in co-operation with the US Army SWPA.

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