The Resource Constructing Australia : the bridge, (videorecording)

Constructing Australia : the bridge, (videorecording)

Label
Constructing Australia : the bridge
Title
Constructing Australia
Title remainder
the bridge
Title variation
The bridge
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Constructing Australia is the first three-part doco-drama series to be produced under the Film Australia Making History Initiative. The first episode is the definitive story of how a giant steel arch resembling a coat hanger, became one of world's most recognised structures, and an engineering triumph. Completed during the dark days of the Great Depression and finished in March 1932, it is the legacy of a fateful partnership between two very different men - a brilliant engineer, JJC Bradfield, and a maverick politician, Jack Lang - who shared a relentless ambition to create "the people's bridge". Along the way, they managed to stir up more than one hornets' nest, both at home and in Britain. Massive, majestic and breathtaking, the Bridge was the greatest engineering challenge of its day anywhere on earth. Nothing like it had ever been attempted in Australia. It not only altered the life of a city forever, it became a symbol of a bold young nation and a changing world.And it was certainly visionary. At a time when there were only 30,000 cars and trucks in the entire city, the Bridge could carry 6000 vehicles and 160 trains every hour and all of Sydney's people could have easily crossed it in a single afternoon. With its graceful arch rising high above the famous harbour, it remained the tallest structure in the city until the late 1960s.The tale of its construction combines immense practical problems and intense human drama, personal conflicts and political intrigues.Today, it is impossible to imagine Sydney, and Australia, without it, but as the film reveals, the bridge we know and love was at risk of not being built."--website
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written and directed by Simon Nasht
Dewey number
624.22099441
Intended audience
No rating given
PerformerNote
Narrated by Wendy Hughes
Runtime
30
Series statement
Constructing Australia
Technique
live action
Label
Constructing Australia : the bridge, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Off-air recording of ABC-TV broadcast May 18, 2007 and National Geographic Channel broadcast May 1, 2009. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
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  • mel
  • fro
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
000041427937
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (60min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
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.b22241644
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ab41427937
  • (OCoLC)225580329
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waterfront CampusBorrow it
      1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, AU
      -38.143069 144.360403
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      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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