Australian newsreel item about Australian servicemen and their families living in Japan.
Unissued / unused material.
Australian newsreel item.
Title reads: "AMF wives and families. Australian Women in Japan".
Intertitle reads: "Second in a series of stories from Geoffrey Thompson, Cinesound special correspondent".
How the families of Australian occupying forces live in Japan. General views of a colony built for Australian servicemen's families at Eta Jima. Exterior view of one of the homes with an Australian family walking along in front of it. M/S Japanese house girls arranging flowers in a dining room and making beds. M/S Australian family in their home having a meal served by a Japanese servant girl. C/U Japanese girl feeding baby in high chair C/U of male Japanese cook. M/S Japanese girl with Australian children. General ground shot of the colony. Various shots of Australian children in a classroom being instructed by a Japanese teacher. Various shots nurse with a newly-born baby at a regimental army aid post. Various shots of kindergarten. L/S Japanese girls taking children to school. Various shots of Australians shopping, one is a soldier. C/U Australian woman having her hair set by a Japanese girl hairdresser. A busy thoroughfare in the Japanese quarter.
Various shots old Japanese women humping large sleepers on a building site while a man slips them into position with a pole. Various shots famous Kintei Bridge. M/S group of small Australian and Japanese girls. M/S Japanese girls entering a dance hall. Various shots Japanese band. Various shots Japanese girl dance hostesses (they wear lots of make-up and glamorous dresses - could be prostitutes?) Various shots of couples dancing - Australian / New Zealand servicemen with Japanese hostesses. C/U notice in the dance hall banning alcoholic drinks. Date given on old record is 01/03/1948.