Silver City

Australia, 1984

Film
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While travelling by train to Sydney, Nina, a teacher of Polish extraction meets a fellow Pole, Julian, whom she has not seen for many years. They recall their time at “Silver City” the camp for new Australians where they met in 1949. She was drawn to Julian from the start, it did not matter to her that he was married with a child, and they began an affair. Unable to become a teacher at this time due to her lack of qualifications, Nina takes on a job as a domestic in a country hospital. She is then transferred to a camp near Sydney where she again meets up with Julian. Together they are befriended by two Australians and begin to experience the positive side of their new lives in Australia. But when Julian returns to his wife, Nina is devastated. By 1962 she has fulfilled her desire to become a teacher, yet she remains alone.

Credits

producer

Joan Long

Duration

01:37:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324505

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Emigration and immigration - Psychological aspects

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women immigrants

Biographical

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Emigration and immigration

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Emigration and immigration - Psychological aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women immigrants

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women immigrants

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

People → Biographical films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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