• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: Our series of the capital cities of Australia ends 'where it began'...in the settlement?

  • Description

    First shot 7 Aerial into camp Cove 15 over it lose at 17
    18 ft

    Over lady Macquarie chair going up to farm Cove Bennelong point
    33 ft

    Boats in harbour 38 Pan to Camp Cove
    44 ft

    Camp Cove people walk by 48 Obelisk pan onto sign
    54 1/2 ft

    boat past homes of Point Piper 60 Kids fishing Rose Bay
    62 1/2 ft

    Pan to boat old home past new to old 65 1/2
    68 ft

    fin around 70 fishing boat into wharf see house at 72 1/2
    76 ft

    Yarranabee Gardens through pool
    80 ft

    HA Elizabeth Bay buildings behind McLeay street
    82 ft

    Pan from Government House to new at 86 Opera House
    90 ft

    Sydney Cove from Pylon
    95 1/2 ft

    looking back over city Botany Bay in background
    98 1/2 ft

    another shot town buildings
    100 1/2 ft

    Policeman moves back to let people across
    108 1/2 ft

    cars over bridge through toll gage
    113 ft

    Manly ferry people on wharf and swinning
    116 ft

    people off ferry 118 1/2 Octopus ferry wheel and carnival atmosphere
    127 1/2 ft

    beach scene 131 zoom into beach see pines
    141 ft

    people past signs bathing between flags etc
    143 ft

    people watching
    144 1/2 ft

    crowded scene on beach 147 1/2 ls sailing in harbour
    151 1/2 ft

    Mosman one of oldest suburbs ferry 157 ferry along North side
    161 ft

    across through jetty from Kirribilli to Sydney Cove
    165 ft

    brought Bridge to Mcmahons Point home units
    169 ft

    131 years old home courtyard
    177 ft

    Woman on verandah
    181 ft

    rowers 185 kids on raft in front of old home
    118 ft

    small house with swimming pool
    195 ft

    Bondi 200 people on boards some in
    205 ft

    group 208 1/2 hands sewing 211 girls with rollers in hair
    215 ft

    cu Joanne he talks at 218 two get up and out of picture
    223 ft

    down in water 227 couple in on wave
    235 1/2 ft

    wave cu 237 fountain pan up
    240 1/2 ft

    ls Kings Cross street with fountain
    246 ft

    Chelsea comes along street
    250 ft

    our couple in cafe
    254 ft

    little kid looks 255 cu Gegory eating spaghetti
    259 ft

    260 ft

    girls past in shorts and slacks
    260 1/2 ft

    music starts 266

    other people past outside along street
    270 ft

    cu in flat 273 1/2 musician 278 1/2

    Musician dancers including our couple
    287 ft

    Rushcutters by at night
    291 ft

    Dennis lighting pipe
    295 1/2 ft

    couple down
    299 ft

    302 ft


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SYNOPSIS: Our series of the capital cities of Australia ends 'where it began'...in the settlement they called Sydney.

    For it all began when Captain Arthur Phillip sailed harbour these waters - into what he called 'the finest harbour in the world'. And from that first convict settlement grew a city, clustered around the one-hundred-and fifty miles of Harbour foreshores.

    The sea comes right into this capital of New South Wales...and shapes the days of the two-and-a-quarter million people who lives here. Sydney is above all a maritime city...and its birthplace is in one of the harbour's many inlets -- Sydney Cove.

    Phillip's was the first sail...first of the many to skim the Harbour waters. Now more than two-thousand lift on the Sydney wind every weekend...and some take the course Phillip took as he explored the port, one hundred-and-seventy-four years go.

    Into the quiet waters of Camp Cove, just inside South Head, where the first settlers landed briefly before pushing on up the harbour. It was five days more before Phillip landed in Sydney Cove.

    Along past the stately homes of Point Piper, the water lapping at their doors. More than a century ago a "feckless dandy" Captain john Piper, built a mansion, "the wonder of the colony". Today the suburb which bears his name has some of the city's most eye-catching homes.

    The bays were once fringed with old mansions....but many have long since gone to make away for modern homes, and apartment buildings. Underneath stone walls, swimming pools and yacht anchorages.

    Elizabeth Bay, in the shadow of the city; and Government House, built of yellow sandstone in 1837....now dwarfed by the towering glass and aluminum of the skyscrapers at Circular Quay.

    Captain Phillip hoisted the British flag here, and a colony of tents spring up around these shores. Today, Sydney Cove is the doorstep of the bustling metropolis.

    A few yards to the heart of the city. The people who call themselves Sydneyites come here to work, to shop or go to a show...but they don't live in the city proper. Nine percent of the total population stays. The rest heads for the suburbs of greater Sydney....by road.

    Or the Harbour. On Saturday afternoons many make for Manly -- named after the manly bearing of the aborigines Phillip's men saw here...its one of the oldest, and gayest beaches.

    And Manly is just one of more than twenty beaches near the city.

    Some come to surf...others merely to watch...or taste the trade wind off the sea...But all throng to the beaches which vie with the harbour as the city's summer playground.

    The ferry, once the only means of transport between north and south shores, has been largely replaced by the Harbour Bridge.....but is still part of the Sydney scene...Homes and flats again fringe the Harbour on the north side...in itself a city, but part of that city just across the waters.

    The Harbour extends thirteen miles inland from the Pacific, past the penthouse dwellers of Blues Point. An older contrast is found in the century-old homes of Hunter Hill...built by the early merchants, where the harbour ends, and the rivers begin. The Parramatta and the Lane Cove here...

    By -- and on the river....there's something to suit everybody.

    One fifth of Australia's people live in Sydney....and most enjoy a pastime which is typically Australian....Surfing, at one of the city's necklace of ocean beaches. With its crescent Bondi, can take one-hundred-thousand beachgoers.

    Everything comes down to the beach...even if the owner doesn't intend to brave the water.

    Johana from Hungary is among the newcomers who've adopted Sydney's love of the sea...Gregory is a Bondi lifesaver...just two of many-thousands....
    And when the sun sinks the young people of Sydney follow the bright lights to the hill above the city...to Sydney's little bit of Paris. King's Cross, with its cosmopolitan throng, its tightly packed flats and apartments, flashing signs and shops that rarely close.

    The restaurants clamour for custom...German, French, Hungarian, Italian, Swiss, American...every taste is satisfied. Theatre-goers visit shows in the city, but dine at the cross. Others come here to visit the nightspots, or simply to look............
    The Cross is different. Its among the most densely populated areas of the world, with a window onto life.

    Nearby are sophisticated nightclubs.

    But from the gaiety of Kings Cross, from almost anywhere, its only a step to the water.

    More than two-million people, five rivers, the Harbour and the sea....never far apart...that is Sydney.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment