• Short Summary

    A visit to Sydney, Australia, shows us koalas, boomerangs and the half-finished Opera House.

  • Description

    Sydney, Australia.

    Several shots of kangaroos / wallabies hopping about at Koala Park; some have babies in their pouches; M/S of a koala bear asleep in a tree. A man carries a koala to a branch and puts the bear on it; he hands it some eucalyptus leaves to eat. Various shots show Champion boomerang thrower Joe Timberley tossing boomerangs into the air. He takes some special ones from a furry pouch he carries and throws them both at once.

    L/S of a Pan Am aeroplane coming in to land at Sydney (King Ford-Smith) Airport; M/Ss of passengers coming down steps from the plane. L/S of the city of Sydney, seen from across the river; L/Ss of ferries in the harbour and skyscrapers beyond. General shots of the city; people sit at tables of an outside cafe; two girls sit on a wall and smoke cigarettes. Several shots of ornate wrought iron balconies on houses; commentator says they are made from the ballast that was brought on the old wool clipper ships and then junked.

    L/S of the half-finished Sydney Opera House across the harbour; M/Ss show scaffolding and workers on the building. Commentator mentions the opera house "has bust its budgeted cost so badly that only a lottery can now finance it".

    Cuts exist - see separate records.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:50:00 / 01:20:09:00
    CP 664

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