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A young couple take in the delights of Adelaide in South Australia in 1973. Includes footage of the Festival Theatre, East End Markets, the Globe Derby trots and Lidums Art Gallery. The focus is particularly on food and wine and the film shows such establishments as the Old Lion Hotel, Lord Kitchener’s Indian Kitchen, Ayers House, The Colonial, Hardy’s Tintara Winery and the Inn and Old Mill at Hahndorf.

With thanks to the South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide, 1973.


When the Beatles arrived in Adelaide in 1964 they got the biggest reception they had ever experienced or would ever see again. Over 300,000 screaming fans welcomed the ‘Fab Four’ to the city for two concerts at Centennial Hall. Although there is no actual Adelaide concert footage in this video, there are some unique moments that Beatles fans may enjoy (especially Adelaide fans!).

Hosted by DJ Bob Francis, who was instrumental in bringing The Beatles to Adelaide way back then, heres part one of the Beatles visit to Adelaide.

………..And here’s part 2;



Here’s a terrific little promotional film highlighting Adelaide as a recreational centre and attractive venue for conferences/conventions. The film shows locations such as Rundle Mall, the River Torrens, Downtown and Hindley Street and the River Murray. There are interviews with people in the street, aerial views of Adelaide and scenes of festivals, wine tasting, buskers, the Popeye boat, koalas, kangaroos and emus and a paddle steamer on the Murray.

With thanks to the South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide, 1982.



This is a great movie about Adelaide, made in 1966. There are lots of surprises in this little video including a stroll down Rundle Street, 10 years before it became a pedestrian mall. It’s a bit long and there’s no voice over at all, just background music but nevertheless if you’re looking for a little time capsule of life in our city back in the 60s, you have it all here. Enjoy!

“Made by The Commonwealth Film Unit 1966. Directed by James Jeffrey. A picture of life in the South Australian capital of Adelaide in the mid 1960s, social, commercial and recreational. The Life In Australia series portrays Australian cities and rural centres as happy, lively places where good homes, abundant jobs, schools, hospitals and amenities provide the foundation for a relaxed lifestyle where sport, shopping, religion and even art combine to create a homogenous and prosperous society. If you have any information about the people or places in this film we would love to hear your comments”.