The Resource A Nation is Built

A Nation is Built

Label
A Nation is Built
Title
A Nation is Built
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Commemorating the Australian Sesquicentenary in 1938, the Government of New South Wales commissioned this film as a showcase to convey the history and achievements of 150 years of British settlement.. A family on a picnic to celebrate Australia?s 150th ?birthday?, talk of significant events that have shaped the nation. From Governor Phillip?s arrival with the First Fleet, to Macarthur?s sheep and Farrer?s wheat, the film then moves through the country today, showing rural production, industrial might and of course, Sydney, with its harbour, new bridge and impressive buildings. As the introductory titles grandly proclaim: “From so small a beginning has sprung the virile Australian Nation.”. Frank Hurley, at the peak of his fame as an intrepid photographer, adventurer, film maker ? and showman ? was the obvious choice to direct, and he delivered spectacular imagery and patriotic commentary with gusto.. Very much a film of its time, with an overall message of progress and full of statistics ? bushels, bales, miles and tonnages abound ? A NATION IS BUILT takes national pride to superlative levels. Indigenous Australians and non-British migrants are simply absent. So too is much of Australia ? this is really a film about New South Wales, with almost all the footage defiantly within the state.
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1938
Language note
In English
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  • National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
46
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History, Modern
Technique
live action
Label
A Nation is Built
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (47 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1236217
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956904249
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1236217
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
A Nation is Built
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (47 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1236217
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956904249
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1236217
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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