The Tree of Knowledge - 1927

"The Tree of Knowledge," a film embracing University activities and made by Mr E A Briggs, senior lecturer in Zoology, is being screened in picture theatres in the City, suburbs and country towns of New South Wales, and copies will also be circulated throughout other States. The film will be shown for a period of nineteen months and will be seen by several million people. The University is greatly indebted to Union Theatres, for arranging the screenings and advertising it in their daily programmes. Australasian Films Ltd. have also earned gratitude for having placed their laboratories at the disposal of Mr Briggs while he was working on the film and for having printed it at cost price.

- from the records of the Anniversary Appeal Committee (G64/7)

The picture ...provides a short review of the work of students and the occupations of graduates. Its scenes extend from Glebe to New Guinea. Its subjects from agriculture to anthropology.

- Sydney Morning Herald, 2 September 1927

The silent black and white film runs for approximately 17 minutes.

Indigenous people should note that this video contains images of persons who have passed away and of human skeletal remains.

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