The Big Island

Commonwealth Film Unit, Australia1970

National Archives of Australia

National Archives of Australia

The aim of this film is to show an international audience, within a limited time span and in a necessarily superficial, yet attractive, manner some aspects of Australian life. The film pictures Australia as a brisk, exciting place where things are happening. The fast pace of the film creates the mood of a young country on the move. Bright beaches, a booming blossoming economy, a happy people strangely at ease in a hectic world – a place that is interesting, unique and full of fun.

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  • Title: The Big Island
  • Creator: Commonwealth Film Unit, Australia
  • Date Created: 1970
  • Subject Keywords: Sport, Surfing/lifesaving, Swimming
  • External Link: See the whole clip here
  • Citation: NAA: C809, 1458940