Historic photos and film clips

Roads and Maritime's YouTube channel

Roads and Maritime holds an extensive archive of historic films related to road building projects. We are in the process of digitising this archive, and publish the films on our YouTube channel as they become available.

Sample film: Alice in Blunderland - road safety film (1947)

National Film and Sound Archive

The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is the national audiovisual archive, collecting, preserving and sharing the nation’s moving image and recorded sound heritage.

The NFSA has recently established australianscreen, an online promotional and educational resource providing worldwide access to information about the Australian film and television industry.

Australianscreen contains information about and excerpts from a wide selection of Australian feature films, corporate and government documentaries, television programs, newsreels, short films, animations, and home-movies produced over the last 100 years.

Roads and Maritime has provided a selection of films from its vast audiovisual library to the NFSA for inclusion on the australianscreen website. These films depict a range of significant projects, and are important items of our nation's technical, social and organisational film heritage.

View selected clips from these historic films.

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