1960s-70s home movies of Queensland – Walton Roy Sinclair collection

A collection of five 8mm home movies from the 1960s-70s were recently digitised by State Library of Queensland and made available online. The films, taken by engineer Walton Roy Sinclair, contain footage of Mackay, Eungella, Brisbane, Whitsunday Coast, Airlie Beach, Bundaberg, Binna Burra, Margate, Buderim, Archerfield, Cape Hillsborough, Cannonvale, and other localities.

Children's birthday party, ca.1960s. From From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Children’s birthday party, ca.1960s. From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Pioneer Shire float in the 1965 Tourist Procession, Mackay. From From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Pioneer Shire float in the 1965 Tourist Procession, Mackay. From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Some of the highlights include street parades and floats in Mackay, a road trip along the Eungella Range, a visit to the Big Pineapple and plantation train at Sunshine Plantation in Woombye, swimming at the beach in Margate, external and internal footage of Toombul Shopping Centre, a visit to BTQ7 (Channel 7) studios at Mt Coot-tha to watch the filming of a Christmas show and picnicking and swimming at Springbrook.

Airlie Beach. From 30009/4 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Airlie Beach. From 30009/4 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Big Pineapple, Woombye, ca.1960s. From 30009/5 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Big Pineapple, Woombye, ca.1960s. From 30009/5 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Plantation train at Sunshine Plantation, Woombye, ca.1960s. From 30009/5 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Plantation train at Sunshine Plantation, Woombye, ca.1960s. From 30009/5 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Swimming at the beach at Margate, ca.1960s. From 30009/5 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Swimming at the beach at Margate, ca.1960s. From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Toombul shopping centre, Brisbane, ca.1960s. From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Toombul shopping centre, Brisbane, ca.1960s. From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

BTQ 7 (Channel 7) studios, Mt Coot-tha, ca.1960. From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Outside BTQ 7 (Channel 7) studios, Mt Coot-tha, ca.1960. From 30009/3 Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The Walton Roy Sinclair motion pictures can be viewed online via our One Search catalogue.

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