School in the mailbox

Australia, 1946

Film
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By plane, train, buggy, bike, camel and car, school reaches the children of the Australian outback. Correspondence schooling is available for outback children from primary to high school standard, and for many Australians, the school lessons the mailman brings are the only ones they ever receive. Directed by Stanley Hawes, this documentary was produced in a remarkably short time and was sent to Paris as Australia’s contribution to the 1946 UNESCO conference. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for the best documentary short of 1947. Photographed by William Trerise, music by John Antill.

On display until:

ACMI Viewing Booths

22 April 2019

Credits

producer/director

Stanley Hawes

production company

Australian National Film Board

Language

English

Duration

00:18:43:00

Colour

Black and White

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