John Martins Centenary Christmas Pageant 1966

In 1966 the John Martin’s department store held a Centenary Christmas Pageant in recognition of the store’s 100th Anniversary year. The Christmas Pageant, developed by John Martin’s Chairman Sir Edward Hayward, was first held in 1933. This extract of film shows behind the scenes shots, footage of Sir Hayward and South Australian Governor Sir Edric Bastyan and scenes of the Centenary Pageant.

Adelaide Advances

Made by The National Film Board 1954. Directed by Bern Gandy, Joan Boundy, Hugh Alexander. Adelaide, capital of South Australia, a delightful city set against a background of hills, owes a lot to its original plan by Colonel Light and today displays the beauty of its wide streets and impressive public buildings. Also features landscape painter Hans Heysen.