Back to Search Results


  View Our Index
Adelaide, Australia 1930s
Description: Home movies of downtown Adelaide, Australia in the 1930s.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

Log in to Download Large QuickTime File

Find Similar

Send This Clip

If you wish to order less than the entire clip, enter the in and out time codes (00:00:00:00 to 00:00:00:00) in this box and click one of the links below

Add to Cart

Request a research DVD

Clip #: TFA-78H-1
Length: 4:38
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: Australia
Country: Australia
City: Adelaide
Subject: Amateur film
Original: 16mm
bridge, smoke, crowds, policemen, Bank of Adelaide building, traffic, streetcars, loading barriers onto cart, busy street, fountain,

Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth-largest city in Australia, with a population of more than 1.1 million. It is a coastal city situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St. Vincent, on the Adelaide Plains, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between the Gulf St. Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges. It is roughly 20 km from the coast to the foothills but sprawls 90 km from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south. Named in honour of Queen Adelaide who was born in Germany, the consort of King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for the only freely-settled British province in Australia. Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide's founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens in the area originally inhabited by Indigenous Australians of the Kaurna tribe. Light's design set out Adelaide in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parkland. Early Adelaide was shaped by religious freedom and a commitment to political progressivism and civil liberties, which led to world-first reforms.

Help us Correct or Update the Description

The Travel Film Archive reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of this image or clip. If you violate our intellectual property you may be liable for: actual damages, loss of income, and profits you derive from the use of this image or clip, and, where appropriate, the costs of collection and/or statutory damages up to $150,000 (USD).
Back to top