January 31 - February 6, 2021: Issue 481

 

Pittwater Pathways - John Illingsworth's Local History: Two New Films + Two Oldies But Goodies, As Requested By Readers

Mr. Illingsworth has sent in two new films this week - a wonderful putting together of the Enemark panoramas of Palm and Whale Beach and a reframe of the 1967 'The Water Dwellers' showing Pittwater and Broken Bay and some iconic scenery and homes, as well as the way we lived then.

Running with these are two films we often get requests to reshare for those who have not seen them yet, John's reprise of the 1956 'Paper Run' showing Newport, Bilgola and Avalon as it was then and one from John's own family memories, a personal favourite of many, John Illingsworth 1921 - 2012: 'A Newport Story'.

We hope you enjoy these two new celebrations of our home and those that you have requested your own 'reprises of'.

Thank you John - just lovely, as always.

 

THE WATER DWELLERS (REFRAMED)

Pittwater/Broken Bay in 1967:

pre-decimal era - seat belts optional - no baby seats - wooden boats - real people!

Originally produced by the Commonwealth Film Unit, courtesy NFSA.

by Pittwater Pathways, Published January 29, 2021

 

VOYAGE AROUND WHALE AND PALM

10 Enemark panoramas courtesy National Library Australia.

Published by Pittwater Pathways, January 28, 2021

 

PAPER RUN REPRISE

2011 reprise of PAPER RUN from the NFSA collection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dyxAR...‚Äč 1956 footage of Newport, Bilgola, Bungan, Mona Vale, vintage Vauxhall Vagabond.

Published by Pittwater Pathways December 7, 2011

 

JOHN ILLINGSWORTH 1921 - 2012: 'A NEWPORT STORY'

Describes the common lot of many Australian children of the Great Depression: hardship, hunger, lack of opportunity and education  broken by WWII in the Middle East and New Guinea. Following discharge came marriage, family and the post-war boom.

Published by Pittwater Pathways June 4th, 2014