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Glimpses of South Australia

Identifier: Film Collection no. 10

Scope and Contents

This introduction to Adelaide, South Australia, and its environs was produced by the Australian government to entice travelers to the area. The film begins with a survey of this beautiful modern city including government buildings, wide boulevards, war memorials, the North Terrace (a cultural center with a museum, a college and a conservatory of music), a railroad station, churches, parks and botanical gardens. View of the surrounding areas follows: landscapes of hilly terrain, waterfalls, rivers, beaches, vineyards and wheat fields. In the Gulf of St. Vincent, fishing and pleasure boats cruise the waters and large flocks of cormorants gather on the islands.


  • between 1920 and 1939

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1 Film Reel (11 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (11 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 16 mm. print.


Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, producer.

Glimpses of South Australia, between 1920 and 1939
Iris Lee
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