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As Time Goes By – A Hundred Years of Life in Tasmania. DVD


A nostalgic and detailed look at Tasmania from the turn of the century.

In 1946 stills photographer Norman Laird decided one particular job for the Tasmanian Lands Department would benefit the use of a movie camera to capture the movement and kinetic excitement of the subject. After a short while he had several hundred feet of film which required editing. So he purchased editing equipment and established a fully operational production department ready to explore any aspect if the Tasmanian experience – poised to make documentary films for various government departments’

For forty years the Tasmanian Department of Film Production captured unique aspects of society – the places, the people and the stories – from significant historical achievements, political developments, environmental discoveries, sporting triumphs, Royal visits and the myriad of moments that have helped shape the Tasmanian landscape.

As Time Goes By captures the essence of Australian documentary filmmaking, incorporating footage from a variety of sources and situations to explore Tasmania’s vast heritage.


Cast : Various

Director : Peter Richman

No of discs : 1

Running Time : 99 minutes

Audio Format : 2.0

Region : All

Format : pal

Colour : Colour & B&W

Language : English

Catalogue No : DAVID3511

Aspect Ratio : 4:3

Subtitles : None

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