BA Building as seen from Central Gardens, 2013
Short film produced circa 1972 by 2nd year students from the Swinburne College of Technology, Film and Television Department. Film was intended to show prospective students the career opportunities available at Swinburne College of Technology (now Swinburne University of Technology). The short film stars Australian playwright David Williamson and Aphrodite Kondos.
The Honorable Malcolm Fraser at podium, opening the Swinburne Library, February 1972. At the time of this video, Fraser was Minister for Education and Science until the 1972 election brought the Labor government of Gough Whitlam into power.
Preparation of future Swinburne Library site, Hawthorn Campus, circa 1970. Includes Jessie Harley's excavation of the book 'Modern handy(wo)men - how to build your own multistory building in 5 easy lessons'. Please note that this video has no sound.
Opening of the McPherson Engineering building, Swinburne Technical College. Formerly opened on 10th April, 1969 by His Excellency, the Governor of Victoria, Major General Sir Rohan Delacombe. Video Produced by Visual Aids Production, Swinburne College of Technology. Please note that this video has no sound.
Footage shows Swinburne Technical College and Glenferrie Railway Station, Hawthorn, circa 1967. Please note that this video has no sound.
The new McPherson Engineering School Foundation Stone Ceremony. The foundation stone was laid by His Excellency the Right Honourable Lord Casey, Governor-General of Australia, 24th November 1967. Also present on the day was John Gorton, then Federal Minister for Education and Science. Footage also includes building construction work taking place. Please note that this video has no sound
Mr. Tylee died in 1966 during his seventeenth year as Director of Swinburne. "Mr. A. F. Tylee, who died recently during his seventeenth year as Director of Swinburne, was a man of wide interests. A civil engineer by profession, he was equally interested in the physical sciences, the social sciences and the arts. He travelled extensively throughout Australia, and wrote articles on Australian history and geography for many newspapers and journals. He was closely in touch with developments in Australian educational administration, both tertiary and sub-tertiary, and had written articles on education and taken part in educational conferences. Not long before his death he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian College of Education, a body of leading educationists. At Swinburne, he was a unifying influence on the college, and was concerned to foster the development of all branches of learning. When Social Science was introduced into technical diploma courses several years ago, Mr. Tylee established the "A. F. T…
Manufacturing (aluminium?) demonstration filmed at Swinburne circa 1966. Please note that this video has no sound.
Chilly Pom Pom is a 1965 film made by Swinburne students for a fourth year Art Folio project. An advertisement for a beer product called 'Chilly Pom Pom'. It was the first time a 16mm film was made for a Swinburne art course folio. The film was shot in the Ethel Swinburne Hall and features an advertisement for a proposed beer product called "Chilly Pom Pom". John Adolphus played the music in the film.