With gentle majesty

Australia, 1962

Film
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This film recalls the hey-day of the working horse at the turn of the century, and reflects on the decreasing number used today. The title is from Shakespeare’s lines: “Sometimes he trots, as if he told the steps, with gentle majesty and modest pride”. Narrated by Wynn Roberts. (Award: AFI Silver Award)

Credits

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

producer/director

William Fitzwater

Duration

00:28:57:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1962

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323137

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Horses

Animals & Wildlife → Working animals

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → City and town life

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Melbourne (Vic.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Melbourne (Vic.) - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → City and town life

History → Australia - History

History → History

History → Melbourne (Vic.) - History

Places → Melbourne (Vic.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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