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Home sweet home: the 'Australian Dream'

Would you rather live in a freestanding house on a large block in an outer suburb or in an apartment with the convenience of being closer to the city centre? This clip from a 1968 Four Corners program explores the 'Australian Dream' of home ownership and attempts to discover why it became so important to the post-World ...

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Higher density housing: design considerations

Why has living in flats or apartments only recently become a popular choice for many Australian city dwellers? In this clip, architect Michael Garbutt explores changes in higher density housing in Sydney from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. He also discusses the potential for such housing to incorporate ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from the beginning of a 1928 black-and-white silent film that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The film opens with its title, 'BEAUTIFUL MIDDLE HARBOUR', superimposed on a view of Middle Harbour. An intertitle states that a 'model ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The opening shot shows a woman on the porch of a sandstone house that has an unusually shaped window. As she walks down ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 3

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The excerpt opens with an intertitle that reads: 'With the completion of the Harbour Bridge the Model Suburb will be only ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 4

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. It opens with a scene showing a number of women seated around an outdoor table as the architect Marion Griffin pours tea ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 5

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The opening scene shows a crowd gathered on the roof of a flat-topped house. Two cars are parked outside the house. A ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 6

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The opening intertitle reads: 'Beautiful Asphalt Drives skirt the Hills overlooking misty vistas of inland waters'. A ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 7

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The opening intertitle reads: 'Cool forest tracks wander through Sylvan Glades - down to the beckoning Sunlit Harbour'. ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 8

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The opening shots, taken from the water, show a rocky, tree-covered section of the Harbour's shoreline. This sequence cuts to a brief shot, ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 9

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The opening intertitle reads: 'The man who conceived and planned the model Suburb, blending his Architecture with Nature's ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 10

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The excerpt opens with the intertitle 'The foreshores of Castlecrag, Covecrag and Castlecove, extending to Roseville Bridge, ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 11

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The opening intertitle reads: 'Mr. Griffen [sic] and Directors of Castlecrag Estate review the progress of the Model Suburb ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 12

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The excerpt shows people staging a play in a hilly, tree-lined area overlooking the Harbour. Most are dressed in Arabian-style ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 13

This is an excerpt from the concluding part of a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The opening intertitle reads: 'These Idyllic surroundings lend themselves to the Out-door frolics ...

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Bigger than Texas, 1992: Founding of Western Australia

This clip shows that Western Australia had entrepreneurial beginnings and suggests that English settlers were attracted to the colony by an 'advertising campaign'. It opens with a series of re-creations that depict Sir James Stirling, founder of WA, as well as wealthy colonists, convicts, a landowner, and sailors who are ...