William Henry Endres films

Series 1: Motion pictures (1937-1974?)

Series number
1
Series title
Motion pictures
Date
1937-1974?
Author / Creator
Endres, William Henry, filmmaker
Description
29 film reels (colour, black and white, silent, sound)
8 mm. acetate film (3406 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copies available for selected items
Locate
OMFILM0CSU
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
CC-BY-NC

Items in this series:

Queen Elizabeth II visit to Brisbane, Toowoomba & Warwick (1954)

Unit ID
31434/1
Item title
Queen Elizabeth II visit to Brisbane, Toowoomba & Warwick
Date
1954
Scope and content

This film shows:

  • day time and night time footage of Brisbane CBD businesses and decorations to welcome the Queen.  Businesses featured include Wallace Bishop, McWilliams Wines, Pioneer, Palings, Pig’n Whistle and casket, Regent, British Empire Hotel, Wintergarden, Bayards, Trittons and Christies. Includes extended footage of neon lights.
  • day time crowds gathered waving to welcome the Queen on Hutton Lane, Brisbane CBD as she is driven past.
  • Toowoomba welcome banners and other decorations including a banner from the Greek Community.  Crowds waiting to welcome the Queen then welcoming her as she is driven past.
  • Warwick welcome banners and decorations.
  • airport scenes at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, including the Queen arriving in a Trans Australia Airlines plane, greeting crowds and inspecting members of the armed forces then later leaving in a Qantas plane.
Description
1 film reel (14 min. 8 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (170 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Queen Elizabeth II leaving Eagle Farm (1954)

Unit ID
31434/2
Item title
Queen Elizabeth II leaving Eagle Farm
Date
1954
Scope and content

The film shows various activities at the airport, Eagle Farm including:

  • crowds waving to the Queen as she is driven past.
  • the Queen watching a display by members of the armed forces then inspecting them.
  • armed forces members and band marching.
  • the Queen boarding a Qantas plane and the plane taking off.
Description
1 film reel (4 min. 50 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (56 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Australia Day Parade, Brisbane (1952)

Unit ID
31434/3
Item title
Australia Day Parade, Brisbane
Date
1952
Scope and content

The film shows:

  • campers, the campsite and scenery.
  • the Australia Day parade 1952 including floats, people, bands and a fire truck.
Description
1 film reel (2 min. 59 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (35 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Warana Festival Parade (1961-1974?)

Unit ID
31434/4
Item title
Warana Festival Parade
Date
1961-1974?
Scope and content

The film shows the Warana Festival parade and surrounding crowds.  The parade includes:

  • various bands including the Greenslopes State School Band.
  • floats and people representing various organisations including Lion's International, St John’s Ambulance, YMCA, DHA, South Queensland Division of the Queensland Amateur Fishing Club Association, Geelong Automatic Telephony, China Town and the SEA Fire Brigade, the Gold Coast and the Queen.

 

Description
1 film reel (5 mins. 14 sec. : colour, sound)
8 mm. reverse composite acetate film (95 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movie 1 (1937-1944)

Unit ID
31434/5
Item title
Movie 1
Date
1937-1944
Scope and content

The film shows numerous family scenes at various places such as home, the sea side, camp sites, Lone Pine.  Scenes include:

  • babies and children playing with parents; on toy cars, rockers and trikes; with toys such as dolls and a dolls house; with their pet dog and monkey; eating all day suckers.
  • family picnicking at various places.
  • beach scenes with the family on the sand and in shallow water.
  • family enjoying dodgem boats, gliders and fishing.
  • family birthday cakes.
  • children cuddling koalas at Lone Pine.
  • adults pumping water using a hand pump and collecting from bee hives.
  • family get togethers.

The film also shows donkeys, elephants in a crowd of people and a bear behind a cage.

Description
1 film reel (33 min. 26 sec. : colour and black and white tinted slight magenta, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (400 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movie 2 (1942-1946)

Unit ID
31434/6
Item title
Movie 2
Date
1942-1946
Scope and content

The film shows numerous family scenes at various places such as home, the sea side, outside a church and at a local aeroplane show.  Scenes include:

  • children and pet dogs playing at the beach on sand and in shallow water.
  • children riding toy cars and receiving visits from cockatoos.
  • flowers and flower arrangements.
  • chocolate Easter egg and children.
  • adult enjoying a plane ride in a single engine aeroplane and footage of spectators and planes at the aeroplane show.  There is also footage from the flying single engine aeroplane of other planes and the scenery below.
  • family get togethers.
  • family wedding.
  • baby.
Description
1 film reel (22 min. 30 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (270 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movie 2B (1937-1974?)

Unit ID
31434/7
Item title
Movie 2B
Date
1937-1974?
Scope and content

The film shows:

  • children at the beach playing in the sand.
  • children exploring the "Dickey" ship wreck while adults watch.
  • men in military uniforms.
  • baby.
Description
1 film reel (3 mins. 4 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (35 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movie 2A , 2B & 2C (1937-1974?)

Unit ID
31434/8
Item title
Movie 2A , 2B & 2C
Date
1937-1974?
Description
3 film reels (colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (45 ft.)

Movie 3 (1950-1956)

Unit ID
31434/9
Item title
Movie 3
Date
1950-1956
Scope and content

The film shows numerous family scenes at various places such as home and the sea side.  Scenes include:

  • children and adults paddling canoes.
  • children riding toy tractors, motorised cars and being pulled in a toy car by a small motorised engine on wheels.
  • family on the beach playing and in the water amoungst others.
  • family eating watermelon by the side of the car.
  • children enjoying donkey and merry go round rides by the beach amoungst others.
  • campsite and tent.
  • water skiing on the Brisbane River from the UQ ramp.
  • children feeding kangaroos, ducks and geese.
  • crabs on the beach and children playing with crabs caught in a bowl.
  • car and caravan on the beach.
  • child pushing a plough.
  • Mermaid Motel and Surfers Paradise Hotel signs.

Other scenes include:

  • geese, dogs, chickens fighting and flowers.
  • Gatton College
  • Stafford Home on Kitchnerer Road
Description
1 film reel (19 min. 47 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (240 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movies 4A, 4B, 4C & 4D, 4E

Unit ID
31434/10
Item title
Movies 4A, 4B, 4C & 4D, 4E
Description
7 film reels (colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (155 ft.)

Movie 5 (1937-1974?)

Unit ID
31434/11
Item title
Movie 5
Date
1937-1974?
Scope and content

The film shows various family scenes including:

  • poultry feeding and being fed by a child or adult.
  • kangaroos, some feeding from a milk bottle with assistance from a child.
  • children and adults horse riding and interacting with horses, a baby held on a horse.
  • family driving a car along dirt roads within a property.
  • child driving a tractor under adult supervision.
  • child playing with a dog.
Description
1 film reel (19 min. 27 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (240 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movie 5A & 5B (1937-1974?)

Unit ID
31434/12
Item title
Movie 5A & 5B
Date
1937-1974?
Description
2 film reels (colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (275 ft.)

Movie 6A (1937-1974?)

Unit ID
31434/13
Item title
Movie 6A
Date
1937-1974?
Scope and content

The film shows children riding horses, feeding lambs and petting cattle at a property near Dalby.  The family caravan can be seen in the background.

Description
1 film reel (4 min. 40 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (56 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movie 6B (1937-1974?)

Unit ID
31434/14
Item title
Movie 6B
Date
1937-1974?
Scope and content

The film shows:

  • children and adults swimming in a creek ca. early 1940s.
  • family caravan built out of DC3 fuselage in the Mt Morgan/Wowan/Biloela area, on dirt roads, with a camp fire by its side.
  • family picnicing by car ca. 1955?
  • family bushwalking.

 

Description
1 film reel (4 min. 38 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (55 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movie 7 (1937-1974?)

Unit ID
31434/15
Item title
Movie 7
Date
1937-1974?
Scope and content

The film shows various family activities:

  • 1959 and 1960 wedding.
  • 1964 21st birthday party.
  • family at the beach.
  • children petting koalas at the Bunya Park Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • family picnics and BBQs.
  • children feeding the birds at a lake.
  • child riding a motorbike 

Some of these activities occurred at:

  • the Brookfield home ca 1969-1970?
  • Dells Farm, Perth St, Rochedale.
  • during Christmas at the Bundamba home.

Other scenes show a garage and backyard after the 1972 or 1974 flood.

Description
1 film reel (29 min. 2 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (360 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movie 8 (1957-1967?)

Unit ID
31434/16
Item title
Movie 8
Date
1957-1967?
Scope and content

The film begins showing footage of a dam.  It then shows mainly family scenes ca. 1967, ca. 1960, 1964, 1967, 1957 (family picnic), then between 1965-1967.  Scenes include:

  • toddlers and children playing in the backyard:
    • with tubs of water, pet dogs, blowing bubbles, dolls.
    • on a swing, pogo stick, rocking horse.
  • child on a ride on mower and an adult mowing the lawn using a push mower.
  • children on a slippery dip at a park.
  • picnicking.
  • family tent, caravan.
  • collecting wood in bush.
  • family at beach.
  • scenery.
  • St Martin's Hospital building, Brisbane.
Description
1 film reel (18 min. 44 sec. : colour and black and white, sound)
8 mm. reverse composite acetate film (340 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movie Nine - Elaine's 21st (1964)

Unit ID
31434/17
Item title
Movie Nine - Elaine's 21st
Date
1964
Scope and content

The film shows Elaine's 21st Birthday party.

Description
1 film reel (8 min. 21 sec. : colour, sound)
8 mm. reverse composite acetate film (150 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Movie 10 (1967)

Unit ID
31434/18
Item title
Movie 10
Date
1967
Scope and content

The film shows family scenes including:

  • family picnic.
  • children playing with bow and arrow, microphone, toy gun.
  • children in their swimmers.
  • family members disembarking from Qantas plane amoungst others.
  • children walking in clogs.

Some scenes were taken ca. Christmas.

Description
1 film reel (27 min. 4 sec. : colour, sound)
8 mm. reverse composite acetate film (325 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Brisbane Sketch Book (1937-1974?)

Unit ID
31434/19
Item title
Brisbane Sketch Book
Date
1937-1974?
Scope and content

The film shows various scenes including:

  • buildings in the Brisbane CBD including
    • the Bellevue Hotel, located on the western corner of George and Alice Streets.
    • Parliament House, 2A George Street.
    • The Mansions, 40 George Street.
    • Queensland Club, 19 George Street.
  • scenes of plants, people and duck ponds in the City Botanic Gardens.
Description
1 film reel (4 min. 30 sec. : colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (54 ft.)
Additional format
Digital copy available

Unidentified - Bellevue Hotel (1937-1974?)

Unit ID
31434/20
Item title
Unidentified - Bellevue Hotel
Date
1937-1974?
Description
1 film reel (colour, silent)
8 mm. reverse positive acetate film (50 ft.)
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