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Gold City
Description: An Adventures in Africa episode about Johannesburg, South Africa
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Clip #: TFA-348A
Length: 14:01
Year: 1935
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: Africa
Country: South Africa
City: Johannesburg
Subject: Mining
Original: 16mm
1930s, South Africa, Johannesburg, cityscape, street scenes, map of Africa highlighting South Africa with areas of resources found around Johannesburg, street scenes, modern buildings, houses, mounds of tailings left from gold mines, “skipper” introducing female missionary, Bantu people, Johannesburg suburb of Orlando, girl making mealie meal porridge on stove, mother setting table for husband and daughter serving him porridge, husband / father saying prayer and eating, husband leaving for work in factory and saying goodbye to wife as she stands in doorway, workers commuting into town from “locations” in suburbs on train, girl washing dishes from breakfast in outdoor faucet and heading off to school across road, Christian community school, male and female children dressed in uniforms gathering outside school, choir of children singing Christian hymn, teacher pointing to math problem on blackboard and calling on child from class seated at desks to answer question, children’s traffic safety class, children practicing crossing street at crosswalk with crossing guards standing watch, instructor pointing to model of city streets and teaching children about traffic safety, girls Wayfarers group, girls marching in line and jogging in circle outside, girl mopping floor on her hands and knees with baby on her back, girl doing homework, girls entering Donaldson Community Center, boys playing penny whistles in duet and quintet accompanied by guitarist outside, tin whistles, girls singing and dancing Zulu dance outside, female missionary watching girls and boys sing at Sunday school and teaching them about biblical figure Naomi, children answering questions about Naomi and acting out bible story, female missionary and “skipper” exiting Witwatersrand Congregational Church and talking about Bantu children, Johannesburg street scene

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