A man in a wetsuit is hooked by a woman carrying a fishing rod
A colour image of a man in a wetsuit facing a woman wearing a red sun hat, who is carrying a fishing rod. The man is dressed in a full wetsuit with a scuba diving hood. A large oval divers mask covers most of his face. He appears to have been hooked by the woman, because her fishing line is attached to his head by a giant hook. In the background is a tropical beach setting - a hill-topped sandy beach lies at the edge of a calm blue water bay. This image was shot while filming Will the Great Barrier Reef cure Claude Clough? 1967: This bizarre little film takes the form of a psychiatric session, using the metaphor as a way to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. When people on the street seem to be walking backwards or upside down, Claude Clough (Charles Little) seeks therapy. His psychoanalyst (June Thody) advises him to take a holiday and get back to basics. From the psychoanalyst's couch, Claude's journey begins, with the psychoanalyst playing the roles of flight attendant, beautiful local girl and mermaid. The result is a tourist film with a difference - including stunning footage of the Great Barrier Reef. A lighthearted parody of psychoanalysis with a decidedly 60s feel
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Colour image of a boy sitting on a horse at dawn, in silhouette
Colour image of a boy sitting on a horse at dawn, in silhouette. This image was shot while filming The Last Great Cattle Drive 1988: Australia's last great cattle drive started in May 1988 with 1200 head of cattle on a journey from Newcastle Waters in the Northern Territory and ended 2000 km to the east in Longreach in September. This film is a tribute to the Australian drover and a celebration of the cattle drives that opened up the Territory and were a feature of outback life until the advent of road trains
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A dark haired man lies asleep on a floral patterned deck chair
A dark haired man dressed in jeans and a short sleeved shirt, lies asleep on a sunflower patterned deckchair. Behind him is a rough stucco wall and some red flowering plants. This image was shot while filming And Their Ghosts May Be Heard 1975: In 1893, leaving workers strikes, a bitter depression and unemployment behind, a group of more than 200 Australian workers set sail for Paraguay, South America under the charismatic leadership of trade unionist William Lane. Their dream was to set up a utopian society, to be run along true communist lines and Australian principles of mateship and equality. Through interviews with the descendants of those first settlers And Their Ghosts May Be Heard tells the story of how that dream floundered and ultimately failed. It also explores the strong Australian identity that has been passed down through the generations and follows the journey of the youngest grandson Peter Wood, who has returned to live in the land of his forefathers
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