There are yachts at the bottom of my garden [Italian version]

Australia, 1973

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Many people believe that eighteen footers are the most exciting boats racing on Sydney Harbour. They certainly attract more spectators than any other class of boat. This film talks about sailing on Sydney Harbour. By contrast with those who live in one of the world’s capitals, such as London, and who may have to drive some distance to reach their boats, the average Sydney sailor is lucky: there are literally yachts at the bottom of the garden. In Italian.



Jack Rogers


Malcolm Otton

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Film Australia







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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Italians - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Sydney Harbour (N.S.W.)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Boats and boating

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Sailing


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Italians - Australia

Foreign language films

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Boats and boating

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sailing

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Yachts and yachting

Places → Sydney Harbour (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




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