The Resource Air Australia, (videorecording)

Air Australia, (videorecording)

Label
Air Australia
Title
Air Australia
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Australia's airline history is a saga of daring feats, can-do attitude, pig-headed visionaries, iron-fisted politicians, warring pilots; of humble beginnings and mega deals. The story begins in World War One with the death-defying exploits of four bold young airmen - Norman Brearley, Charles Kingsford Smith, Wilmot Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness - who would go on to establish Australia's first airlines. Encouraged by Prime Minister Billy Hughes, they were among the brave and stubborn men responsible for conquering the tyranny of distance, within our vast continent and between it and Europe. They faced difficult, often dangerous conditions - marred at the start by accidents and fatalities, but highlighted by ground-breaking, headline-grabbing flights. Behind the scenes however, battles were fought in boardrooms and with backers and bureaucrats to keep the airlines aloft. Gradually, businessmen replaced aviators at the helm of the companies, and take-overs rather than take-offs became front-page news. In an era of corporate giants like Sir Reginald Ansett, Sir Peter Abeles, Robert Holmes a Court and Rupert Murdoch, the stakes climbed even higher... Air Australia revisits this grand but turbulent history."--website
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Writer-Director: Alan Lindsay
Dewey number
387.7420994
Intended audience
Rated: PG or No rating given (episode specific)
PerformerNote
Narrator: Colin Friels
Runtime
75
Technique
live action
Label
Air Australia, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Off-air recording of ABC-TV broadcast May 31, June 7, 14, 2007. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Canvas and sticks
  • Australia's own
  • War in suits
Control code
000041690849
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodisc (DVD)s (ca 55 min. ea. )
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b22707918
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ab41690849
  • (OCoLC)225403954
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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