Beryl Clowes Collection

Series 1: Lantern slides (1955?)

Series number
1
Series title
Lantern slides
Date
1955?
Scope and content

Twelve colour lantern slides showing images of Brisbane, Queensland. The images include the several of the Brisbane River, the Story Bridge, Brisbane City Hall and some views of Brisbane suburbs. 

Description
12 lantern slides
Additional format
Digital copies available
Locate
OMFILM4 Box 21446 O/S 4B/78 E5
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access
Conditions of use
You are free to use without permission. Please attribute the State Library of Queensland.
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Series 2: Motion pictures (Undated; 1958-1967; 1970-1979; 1980s)

Series number
2
Series title
Motion pictures
Date
Undated; 1958-1967; 1970-1979; 1980s
Scope and content

The films in this collection are mostly 8mm home movies and holiday footage of various locations and events in Brisbane, Redcliffe, and other areas of south east Queensland.

Author / Creator
Clowes, Beryl
Description
film reels (colour Standard 8mm acetate film; and )
1 VHS
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
OMOSBOX Box 22875 O/S
OMFILM0CSU
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Items in this series:

Home movie: With Gordon to Numinbah Valley/Stonehouse at Easter (1971)

Unit ID
5473/13
Item title
Home movie: With Gordon to Numinbah Valley/Stonehouse at Easter
Date
1971
Scope and content

Home movie film labelled "With Gordon to Numinbah Valley/ Stonehouse at Easter".  Includes film of waterfalls, rocky creeks and rainforest; also various old farm buildings and some open pastures with cattle grazing. 

Digital copy available. 

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film; duration approx. 3 mins)
approx. 40ft.
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal.
Sound System: Silent.

Home movie: Sydney Harbour etc (1971)

Unit ID
5473/14
Item title
Home movie: Sydney Harbour etc
Date
1971
Scope and content

Home movie showing a cruise ship in Sydney, plants and flowers in a tropical garden, sailing boats and a family beach outing. Also shows the new Turbot Street extensions construction site. 

Digital copy available. 

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film; duration 4mins50secs)
approx. 50ft.
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
400ft Tuscan polystyrene reel and can.

Home movie: Landsborough monument and Centaur monument (1971)

Unit ID
5473/15
Item title
Home movie: Landsborough monument and Centaur monument
Date
1971
Scope and content

Home movie labelled "Landsborough monument; Centaur monument; Thomases at Caloundra ex Longreach". Images of a concrete monument and signage.

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film)
approx. 30ft.
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Projection speed: 18fps or 24fps.
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.

Motion picture (1974)

Unit ID
5473/16
Item title
Motion picture
Date
1974
Scope and content

Film labelled "1974 floods". Sound recording only.

Description
1 reel of 1/4 inch magnetic tape
approx. 50ft.
Locate
OMOSBOX Box 22875 O/S
Notes
Original packaging- Plastic reel and plastic cartridge case.

Home movie: family (1979)

Unit ID
5473/17
Item title
Home movie: family
Date
1979
Scope and content

Home movie of elderly man and woman on verandah with flowers, people in garden and looking at photo album together, also images of a stone house in the countryside.

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film)
approx. 40ft.
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Projection speed: 18fps or 24fps.
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
400ft 8mm polystyrene can and reel.
Notes
Compiled with other Beryl Clowes films.

Home Movie of the Glass House Mountains etc (1970 and 1971)

Unit ID
5473/18
Item title
Home Movie of the Glass House Mountains etc
Date
1970 and 1971
Scope and content

Home Movie containing scenes of the Glass House Mountains and Mount Crosby. Images of a river.

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film)
approx. 50ft.
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
400ft Tuscan polystyrene can and reel.
Notes
Compiled with item 5473/19

Home movie of Sheep Station Creek (1972)

Unit ID
5473/19
Item title
Home movie of Sheep Station Creek
Date
1972
Scope and content

Home movie containing shot of Sheep Station Creek- Kilcoy, images of flowers, car stopped on side of a country road, view of Mt Barney, man in a field, man at tap with child, family on lawn, airport.

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film)
approx. 50ft.
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
400ft Tuscan polystyrene can and reel.
Notes
Compiled with item 5473/18.

Motion picture: Bridge construction (1972)

Unit ID
5473/20
Item title
Motion picture: Bridge construction
Date
1972
Scope and content

Home movie containing images of the construction of the Captain Cook Bridge in Brisbane, views of Glasshouse Mountains and the Big Pineapple tourist attraction on the Sunshine Coast with a tourist train and fields of pineapples.

Digital copy available. 

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film, duration 2min55sec)
approx. 50ft.
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Projection speed: 18fps or 24fps.
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
400ft Tuscan polystyrene can and reel.
Shrinkage 0.8%
Notes
Compiled with other Beryl Clowes films.

Home movie: Orcades royal visit (1970)

Unit ID
5473/21
Item title
Home movie: Orcades royal visit
Date
1970
Scope and content

Home movie film labelled "Orcades royal visit 1970". Images of ships on ocean, an interior of an art gallery/ exhibition with close ups of images (blurry focus), and small passenger ferries on river.

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film)
approx. 50ft.
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Projection speed: 18fps or 24fps.
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
400ft Tuscan polystyrene can and reel.
Shrinkage 0.5%
Notes
Compiled with other Beryl Clowes films.

Home movie: Double Island Point (1972)

Unit ID
5473/22
Item title
Home movie: Double Island Point
Date
1972
Scope and content

Home movie film labelled "Double Island Point".

Images include:

  • of a woman on a beach,
  • sand dunes,
  • views of fields and river.

Also: 

  • a boat cruise with cruise log book,
  • map of Honitara (sic) and
  • New Zealand, including images of newspaper the Auckland Star.
Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film)
approx. 50ft.
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
400ft Tuscan polystyrene can and reel.
Notes
Compiled with other Beryl Clowes films.

Home movie: Bigge's Camp (1965)

Unit ID
5473/23
Item title
Home movie: Bigge's Camp
Date
1965
Scope and content

Home movie showing: Vintage cars on a dirt road, 'Bigge's Camp' sign, several trains and engines, people at railway stations, a 'Beyer, Peacock and Co. 1950, Manchester'  locomotive manufacturing symbol, crowds gathering to watch trains at Railway Centenary July 31 1965 in Chelmer and Bigge's boat on the water.

Digital copy available. 

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film; duration 4mins29secs)
approx. 50ft.
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
Notes
400ft Tuscan polystyrene can and reel.
Duration 4 mins 30sec.

Motion picture: Sunshine Coast (Undated)

Unit ID
5473/24
Item title
Motion picture: Sunshine Coast
Date
Undated
Scope and content

Film includes scenes of beaches. Information on label of film box show "Coolum"

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film)
Locate
OMFILM0CSU
Notes
Projection speed: 18fps or 24fps.
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
400ft 8mm polystyrene can and reel.
Inactive mould - deteriorated
Notes
Original cardboard box and plastic reel.

Home movie: Oasis, Tambourine; Caloundra (1967)

Unit ID
5473/25
Item title
Home movie: Oasis, Tambourine; Caloundra
Date
1967
Scope and content

Home movie film labelled "Oasis, Tambourine; Caloundra". Images of beach and people in garden etc.

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film)
approx. 50ft.
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Projection speed: 18fps or 24fps.
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
Shrinkage approx. 0.5% - 0.8%
400ft 8mm polystyrene can and reel.
Notes
Compiled with other Beryl Clowes films.

Home movie: construction of Moogerah Dam (1960)

Unit ID
5473/26
Item title
Home movie: construction of Moogerah Dam
Date
1960
Scope and content

Home movie showing the construction of Moogerah Dam and views of the surrounding area. 

Description
1 film reel (colour Super 8mm film; duration 4mins55secs; )
approx. 50ft.
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent.
400ft Tuscan polystyrene reel and can.

Home movie: Stonehouse and Somerset Dam (1960s)

Unit ID
5473/27
Item title
Home movie: Stonehouse and Somerset Dam
Date
1960s
Scope and content

Home movie film labelled "Stonehouse and Somerset Dam". Contains images of the stone house built by Robert and Charles Williams 1868/1870 along with the plaque recording the history of the house, the QRDC Shell bus, vintage cars and crowds watching motor racing, various vintage racing cars on a desert flat and people examining them.

Digital copy available. 

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film; duration 5mins6sec)
approx. 60ft.
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Projection speed: 18fps or 24fps.
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent
Shrinkage approx. 0.5%
400ft 8mm polystyrene can and reel.
Notes
Compiled with other Beryl Clowes films.

Motion picture: Wrecking Tivoli and Supreme Court (Undated)

Unit ID
5473/28
Item title
Motion picture: Wrecking Tivoli and Supreme Court
Date
Undated
Scope and content

Film labelled "Wrecking Tivoli and Supreme Court". Film labelled "Wrecking Tivoli and Supreme Court". Shows demolition teams and machinery in action as well as as crowds of people and cars in the streets.

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film; duration 3mins22secs)
75mm reel diameter within plastic case 80mm diameter
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal
Sound System: Silent
Film stored in cardboard box 80mm2

Motion picture: Borumba (1979)

Unit ID
5473/29
Item title
Motion picture: Borumba
Date
1979
Scope and content

Film labelled "Borumba".

Home movie film of:

  • people running on a race track and in gardens,
  • people sitting in front of stone wall,
  • elderly people having a picnic at a table in a park.
Description
1 film reel (colour Super 8mm acetate film)
approx. 50ft.
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Projection speed: 18fps or 24fps.
Film type: Colour Reversal.
Sound System: Silent.
400ft 8mm polystyrene can and reel.
Notes
Compiled with other Beryl Clowes films.

Home movie: Moore School jubilee (1979)

Unit ID
5473/30
Item title
Home movie: Moore School jubilee
Date
1979
Scope and content

Home movie film labelled "Moore School Jubilee". Home movie film labelled "Moore School Jubilee".
Includes scenes of people gathered in Moore School grounds for the celebration and re-filmed historical, black and white photographs of children of Moore School.

Description
1 film reel (colour Super 8mm acetate film; duration 3mins22secs)
approx. 50ft.
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Projection speed: 18fps or 24fps.
Film type: Colour Reversal.
Sound System: Silent.
400ft 8mm polystyrene can and reel.
Notes
Compiled with other Beryl Clowes films.

Motion picture: James Holt Vehicular Ferry and Gateway Bridge (1980s)

Unit ID
5473/31
Item title
Motion picture: James Holt Vehicular Ferry and Gateway Bridge
Date
1980s
Scope and content

Film labelled "James Holt Vehicular Ferry".

 The film shows the ferry and cars travelling on the ferry which was eventually replaced by the Gateway Bridge over the Brisbane river. Also shows the opening ceremony of the Gateway Bridge includes scenes of crowds of people walking over the bridge and images from a television news broadcast of the event.

Description
1 film reel (colour super 8mm acetate film; duration 3mins24secs)
approx. 50ft
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal.
Sound System: Silent.
400ft 8mm polystyrene can and reel.
Notes
Compiled with other Beryl Clowes films.

Home movie: Rosewood and Wivenhoe Dam (1977)

Unit ID
5473/32
Item title
Home movie: Rosewood and Wivenhoe Dam
Date
1977
Scope and content

Home movie showing Rosewood and Wivenhoe Dam.

Images include:

  • Scenes of the area, including a view of headstones in an old cemetery,
  • people at lookout and views of the area surrounding the Dam,
  • a cross-section view of the Wivenhoe Dam, and a 
  • locality map at Wivenhoe.
Description
1 film reel (colour Super 8mm film; duration 3mins22 secs)
approx. 50ft
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal.
Sound System: Silent.
400ft Tuscan polypropylene can and reel.

Motion picture: Pineapple farm Woombye (1978)

Unit ID
5473/33
Item title
Motion picture: Pineapple farm Woombye
Date
1978
Scope and content

Film labelled "Pineapple farm Woombye; Running Creek Border".

Shows images of:

  • a close-up of the Big Pineapple and entrance to the tourist information area within
  • families riding on the tourist train at the Big Pineapple, and
  • views of pineapples in the fields.
Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film; duration 2mins11 secs)
approx. 50ft.
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Projection speed: 18fps or 24fps.
Film type: Colour Reversal.
Sound System: Silent.
Shrinkage approx. 0.5%
400ft 8mm polystyrene can and reel.
Notes
Compiled with other Beryl Clowes films.

Motion picture (Undated)

Unit ID
5473/34
Item title
Motion picture
Date
Undated
Scope and content

Around the Traps Stonehouse.

Description
1 VHS
Locate
OMOSBOX Box 22875 O/S

Audio reel: Arrival of Britannia (1970)

Unit ID
5473/35
Item title
Audio reel: Arrival of Britannia
Date
1970
Scope and content

Arrival of Britannia 1970 at Pinkenba enroute to Newstead.

Description
1 magnetic tape (1/4inch; sound)
3 inch diameter
Locate
OMOSBOX Box 22875 O/S
Notes
Original cardboard box and plastic reel.

Motion picture: Lowood, Toowoomba, Strathpine (1958)

Unit ID
5473/36
Item title
Motion picture: Lowood, Toowoomba, Strathpine
Date
1958
Scope and content

Film labelled: "Lowood, Toowoomba, Strathpine".

Film opens with a still shot of signs that together read 'Presenting Motor Sport 1958' and 'Lowood, June 15th 1958'. The QRDC logo appears - Queensland Racing Drivers Club.

The film then shows in colour:

  • racing cars being unloaded out of covered trailers, and readied for racing, 
  • shots of cars racing on unsealed/country roads

The film then changes to black and white and shows:

  • cars on country roads,
  • crowd watching a motor race,
  • racing cars being serviced, tyres changed, engines being checked,
  • crowds at the perimeter of the race track and
  • cars of the day parked in a paddock.
Description
1 film reel (colour and black & white, Standard 8mm acetate film; duration 18mins42secs)
approx. 225ft. ; plastic reel, 75mm reel diameter
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal and B&W Reversal
Sound System: Silent

Motion picture: family picnic (Undated)

Unit ID
5473/37
Item title
Motion picture: family picnic
Date
Undated
Scope and content

Williams Family Picnic at [Amoore]

Description
1 film reel (colour, Standard 8mm acetate film)
approx. 110ft. ; plastic reel, 75mm reel diameter
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C

Home movie: Scarborough; Redcliffe; Tambourine (1958 and 1959)

Unit ID
5473/38
Item title
Home movie: Scarborough; Redcliffe; Tambourine
Date
1958 and 1959
Scope and content

Film labelled "Scarborough; Redcliffe; Tambourine".

Home movie containing images of:

  • boats and a ship on water,
  • a wooden structure of a boat,
  • men fishing on a pier (probably Redcliffe)
  • sunset on water, with boats in silhouette
  • a person out on sand flats,
  • a picture of coral (perhaps just a magazine image),
  • a map of Tambourine,
  • small old boat washed up on beach,
  • wind sails on bay,
  • boats on water,
  • families enjoying the beach, and
  • people on the dock.
Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm film; duration 13mins11secs)
approx. 158ft
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal.
Sound System: Silent.
400ft Tuscan polystyrene can and reel.

Motion picture: Showtime RNA show, Brisbane (1964)

Unit ID
5473/39
Item title
Motion picture: Showtime RNA show, Brisbane
Date
1964
Scope and content

"Showtime RNA show 1964".

Film shows a family day at the RNA show in Brisbane, including:

  • Show stands,
  • Show rides,
  • Side shows,
  • Fairy floss stand,
  • Horses, bulls and cows in the stadium during the judging of the competition,
  • Sheep dog competition showing sheep being herded by their dogs,
  • Costumed people, 
  • local crowds in fashion of the day, 
  • the Ferris wheel in action,
  • various Marching events (including Police and Army bands), and
  • an old fashioned, horse-drawn Ambulance and the modern motorised version.
Description
1 film reel (colour standard 8mm film; magnetic soundtrack 18fps; duration 11mins08sec)
approx 200ft.
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal.
400ft 8mm Tuscan polystyrene can and reel.

Motion picture: At the Show, the Redcliffe Show (1958-1959)

Unit ID
5473/40
Item title
Motion picture: At the Show, the Redcliffe Show
Date
1958-1959
Scope and content

The film starts with a still showing the Schedule of Prizes and Programme July 1958 for the Redcliffe Show (ie the 9th Annual show).

Film shows scenes of:

  • Dogs and horses on show/in competition,
  • Officials with awards,
  • Horse riding competition, 
  • Wood-chopping competition in progress,
  • Old time/ vintage cars,
  • a sign reads "Centenary Show".
Description
1 film reel (colour standard 8mm film; duration 15mins8secs)
approx. 200ft.
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal.
Sound System: Silent.
400ft 8mm Tuscan polystyrene can and reel.

Albert Park (1958)

Unit ID
5473/41
Item title
Albert Park
Date
1958
Scope and content

Albert Park 1958. Motor racing at/ beside Albert Park.

Description
1 film reel (colour standard 8mm film; duration 6mins)
approx. 100ft.
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal.
Sound System: Silent.
400ft 8mm Tuscan polypropylene can and reel.

Halliday Bay (1981)

Unit ID
5473/42
Item title
Halliday Bay
Date
1981
Scope and content

Information on cardboard box: Halliday Bay; Mackay; Shute Harbour; Sarina Beach; Mandalay Gardens; Hey Point.

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film)
approx. 450ft
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Reversal positive
210mm reel diameter within plastic case 215mm2

Whitsunday Sojourn (1963)

Unit ID
5473/43
Item title
Whitsunday Sojourn
Date
1963
Scope and content

Images of family holiday on Roylen Cruise.

Images of tourist brochures about Lindeman Island, Brampton Island, Hayman Island, Mackay, Happy Bay etc. dated September 10 1963. People on boat, on beach, captain at wheel, coral, people relaxing on deck, underwater divers with coral etc.

Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film)
approx. 350ft
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
210mm reel diameter within plastic case 215mm2

Motion picture: International Gold Star Motor Racing Meeting (1964?)

Unit ID
5473/44
Item title
Motion picture: International Gold Star Motor Racing Meeting
Date
1964?
Scope and content

Film labelled "Lakeside 1964 International".

Film opens with a still shot of the official programme announcing "The Second Lakeside International Gold Star Motor Race Meeting 15-17 February".  The film then shows in colour:

  • motor racing scenes,
  • crowds waiting for the race to begin,
  • people sitting under make-shift tents
  • motor racing continues.
Description
1 film reel (colour Standard 8mm acetate film; duration 16mins01sec)
approx. 192ft
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
128mm reel diameter within steel can 130mm2.

Motion picture: Tangalooma Flyer etc (1982?)

Unit ID
5473/45
Item title
Motion picture: Tangalooma Flyer etc
Date
1982?
Scope and content

Film labelled Tangalooma Flyer; North Stradbroke Island (day trip); Britannia; Commonwealth Games 1982.

Images show:

  • a family holiday on boat, and on islands etc.
  • images of Commonwealth Games that is re-filmed from screen.
Description
1 film reel (colour Super 8mm film; duration approx. 4mins 50 sec)
approx. 240ft.
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Film type: Colour Reversal.
Sound System: Silent.
400ft Tuscan polystyrene reel and can.

Motion picture: Houghton Highway construction (1979?)

Unit ID
5473/46
Item title
Motion picture: Houghton Highway construction
Date
1979?
Scope and content

Film labelled "Houghton Highway construction May-December 1979".

The film opens with a voiceover/commentary as workers are being ferried out to the construction site of the new bridge to Redcliffe in WWII DUKWs affectionately known as 'Ducks'.  Commentary states that the construction is in the early days but is expected to be completed on time for opening in January 1980.

Most of the film shows the construction of the new bridge and scenes of Redcliffe, including beach scenes, cars driving the streets.

The last section of the film shows school children in Marching Band uniforms, marching down the main street, probably in a school marching band competition.

Description
1 film reel (colour Super 8mm acetate film, sound (Magnetic stripe); duration approx. 23mins 29sec)
approx. 350ft
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 34-Shelf C
Notes
Sound (Magnetic stripe and balance stripe)
175mm reel diameter
Notes
Film stored in plastic case 200mm2 with item 5473/45.
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