• Short Summary

    Modern houses to be built for the post war families.

  • Description

    Sydney, Australia.

    Title reads 'Design for Living Post War - What's in a Plan?'

    Exhibition of the Commonwealth Department of Post War Reconstruction in Sydney, showing the plans to create better housing and infrastructure for the future.

    Several shots of the map showing unplanned growth of Sydney housing estates which led to loss of many houses to slums. Several shots of the houses which are not fit for human habitation. Several shots of the traffic congestion on the streets of Sydney - voiceover underlining the importance of planning to overcome the traffic problems.

    Several shots of the unplanned industrial estates polluting the homes. Voiceover warns about importance of planning again. Several shots of children playing on the streets due to lack of playing areas - again, lack of planning.

    Various shots of the maps, models and drawings of the new properly planned estates for suburbs of Sydney, with houses, green areas, health centre, school and community centre. Community centre would have playgrounds, kindergarten, swimming pool, clinic, film theatre, libraries etc. More shots of the model houses and estates at the exhibition. Top shot, close up, of the roofless houses showing the inside arrangements of rooms, garages, kitchens, including tiny furniture - looks like a doll house.

    Several shots of the people with children looking at the exhibits. Several shots of the new and old houses underlining the difference between them.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:08:00 / 01:49:13:00
    UN 1205 C

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