Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Moving images from New England's past

This one came via the We Love South Grafton Facebook page. It was posted to YouTube by wayne hope. He describes it in this way.

Historic footage taken from feature films, documentaries, newsreels & home movies from the 1920's to the 1970's. It mainly shows people going about their daily lives. Also some of the towns festivals & street parades. Included are the NSW towns of Grafton, Inverell, Coffs Harbour, Yamba, Moree, Tenterfield, Angourie, Casino, Lismore, Coutts Crossing, Glenn Innes & Maclean. The video is divided into 6 separate decades, starting from the 1920's thru to the 1970's. 1920's begins at 1 minute. 1930's at 25 minutes. 1940's at 41 minutes 50 sec. 1950's at 51 minutes 40sec. 1960's at 1hr 2min 25sec. 1970's at 1hr 12min 10sec.

As you can see, it is quite long. However, it does provide some vivid images, slices, of daily life in parts of the North over time. Do have a browse.


Anonymous said...

They were the days. I wish I could experience that for an hour or two. Then, I would perhaps want to come back to the current times but it looks so attractive and stress free. I wonder if people those days were also obsessed by achievements as we are.

Jim Belshaw said...

A little more about actually surviving, I suspect, AC. There weren't the same expectations.