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Heimans, Frank

Overview
Works: 51 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 122 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Interviews  Biography  History  Biographies  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer
Classifications: DS647.B2,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank Heimans
The eleven powers (Bali) by Frank Heimans( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film records the most spectacular sacred ceremony of the Balinese people. The Eka Dasa Rudra, or Festival of the 11 Powers, was held by order of the high priests to restore the balance between good and evil in the universe. The entire Balinese population of two million participated. In Bali, religion governs all aspects of life. A complex synthesis of Buddhism, animism, Sivaism and Hinduism, its rituals go back to the dawn of time. The film captures the sight and sound of this richly textured event
The occult experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of witchcraft, Satanic, and other occult practices around the world
The Changing Shire : a Darug perspective( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Heimans, for the Hills Shire Council interviews Richard Green a Darug man from the Hills Shire which is one area in Sydney that was home to the Darug nation before colonisation. Richard discusses the history of his people in the Burramattigal (Parramatta and Baulkham Hills area) and the changes to the Darug nation during colonisation and settlement. Richard also discusses his own life as a playwright, actor, producer, comedian and musician
Dame Margaret Scott( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Dame Margaret Scott, founding director of the Australian Ballet School. She talks about her childhood in South Africa, her years in London with the Sadler's Wells and Ballet Rambert companies, and her friendship with choreographer John Cranko. After a back injury ended her dancing career, she began working in ballet administration. She discusses her marriage and family, and her years at the Australian Ballet School
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Athlete and Conservationist. Born 1925. Died 2004. Resilient, determined and naturally talented, Shirley Strickland was one of Australia's greatest athletes, winning seven medals in three successive Olympic games. Born in a remote West Australian country town, Shirley did not wear shoes until she was twelve years of age. She was sent to boarding school and, in 1947, graduated from university with an Honours degree in science. Whilst lecturing in mathematics and physics at Perth Technical College, she started to think seriously about athletics. By 1948 she had not only become a national champion sprinter and hurdler, but was also considered to be Australia's top athlete in the team for the London Olympics. Despite being plagued by personal and professional misfortune, Shirley won a silver and two bronze medals at her first Olympics. Then, though juggling a full-time job, a new marriage and her athletics training schedule, she qualified for the 1952 Australian Olympic team. In Helsinki she scored her first Olympic gold medal. At 30 years of age, she was encouraged to retire to make room for the next generation of competitors. But her determination led to a further two gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Shirley Strickland de la Hunty continued as an athletics coach for many years. She was also an ardent conservationist, a National Trust member and mother of four children
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Economist. Born Czechoslavakia, 1928. Died 2013. Professor Helen Hughes was born into a Jewish family of social democrats in a small town in Czech-Bohemia. As a child she witnessed Hitler's rise to power, watching the German tanks roll into Prague in 1939. Realising they would not survive the Nazis, members of her family bribed an SS officer to provide them with an exit visa. They escaped across the border and in July 1939 arrived in Australia. After Helen's father died her mother supported her studies at Melbourne University and the London School of Economics. For a short time she was a Lecturer in Economic History. Eventually she joined the World Bank, achieving the position of Director, Economic Analysis Department during the period 1968-1983. She has travelled widely, addressing many international conferences and working with the world's top economists. Helen returned to Australia to set up the Australian National University's Development Studies Centre and, after retiring from ANU, created the Full Employment Project. She is well-known for her strong opinions and is pleased to consider herself a 'stirrer' and a 'boat-rocker'&#x9D
Phillip Law( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scientist and Antarctic Explorer. Born Tallangatta, Victoria, 1912. Died 2010. Phillip Law showed early academic ability and at the age of 16 became a teacher. He loved skiing and mountaineering and became fascinated by Antarctica. In 1947 he was appointed Senior Scientific Officer on Australia's first post-war Antarctic expedition. In 1949 he became Director of the Australian Antarctic Division. Law was Director of the Division until his retirement in 1966. During that period he established the Mawson, Davis and Casey stations and led numerous voyages to explore the coast of the Australian Antarctic Territory. After his retirement, Law occupied a variety of other positions, among them Chairman of the Australian National Committee on Antarctic Research, and Council Member of the University of Melbourne. He is the author of the book Antarctic Odyssey. For his pioneering work Law has received numerous awards including the Founder's Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, London and the Gold Medal of the Australian Geographic Society. In 1995 he was awarded the Companion in the Order of Australia
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Entertainer. Born Warrnambool, Victoria, 1913. Died 2008. Born in Warrnambool, Victoria in 1913, Smoky Dawson was Australia's first cowboy and a pioneer of Australian country music. Smoky and his horse Flash were legendary. An entire generation of young Australians grew up listening to his radio show and abiding by his 'code of the west'. During the Second World War, Smoky served in the first Australian Entertainment Unit. After a severe illness he returned from the jungles of Borneo to start The Adventures of Smoky Dawson radio show. At its peak, the show was broadcast nationally on 69 stations. In 1978 Smoky received an MBE and was elected to Australia's Country Music Roll of Renown. He has also received the Honour Award of The Grand Ole Opry and the American Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee
Elizabeth Riddell poet & journalist( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In an interview, New Zealand-born poet & journalist Elizabeth Riddell reads from her work and talks about her personal life, especially her experiences as a journalist in Europe during World War II, and in post-war Australia. Archival film illustrates some of the points made
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lawyer and Governor. Born Adelaide, 1913. Died 2000. Born in Adelaide in 1913, Roma Mitchell was the daughter of a solicitor killed in the First World War. Roma's mother, who believed in tertiary education for women, put her through a law course at the University of Adelaide during the early years of the Depression. She graduated in December 1934, and the following February began as a barrister with an Adelaide law firm. During the 1930s she did much work in the field of domestic violence. At first, Dame Roma says, her main aim was simply to be a good barrister. In 1962 she became the first Australian woman to be admitted as a Queen's Counsel. Then, in 1965, she became a judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia, the first woman in Australia to be appointed to that position. She also led a deputation of women seeking the right for women to serve as jurors. Among other appointments, Dame Roma has been Chair of the Human Rights Commission, President of the Churchill Fellowship and Chancellor of the University of Adelaide. She was awarded the OBE in 1971 and in 1991 was appointed Governor of South Australia, again becoming the first woman in Australia to hold that post
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actor and Director. Born Boston, USA, 1920. Died 1999. Hayes Gordon was born in 1920 in Boston, USA. He studied pharmacy and worked as a chemist in New York's Pennsylvania Station. He became an actor quite by accident and eventually worked with people such as Rouben Mamoulian, Jackie Gleason and Karl Malden. Hayes moved to Australia in 1952, performing lead roles in the shows Kismet and Annie Get Your Gun. In 1958 he founded the Ensemble Theatre at Milsons Point, which became a theatrical landmark in Sydney and was responsible for many innovative and challenging productions. After his close association with the Ensemble came to an end, Hayes returned to the stage to play Tevye in two productions of the highly successful Fiddler on the Roof. It was to become the most celebrated role of his Australian career. In his later years, Hayes Gordon wrote the book Acting and Performing. He received an OBE and an Order of Australia for his services to the arts
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dancer and Founding Director of the Australian Ballet School. Born South Africa, 1922. When Margaret Scott was a small child in South Africa she developed an unusually severe stutter, and for many years chose not to speak. Then she discovered dance and was able to give expression to the strong personality that had been concealed behind her shy and sensitive facade. Her love of dance was to take her across the world and ultimately to have a crucial influence on the development of ballet in Australia. Arriving in London a week before the outbreak of World War II, the sixteen-year-old Scott began study at the Sadler's Wells Ballet School and graduated as a member of the company, dancing with Robert Helpmann and Margot Fonteyn. It was a hard grind as the company toured munitions factories and Air Force bases, performing to raise wartime morale. By war's end she had joined the famous Ballet Rambert and with that company she toured first Germany then Australia in 1947. There she met her husband-to-be Dr Derek Denton, but encountered professional disaster with a severe back problem which - twice in one year - forced her to spend months immobilised in a plaster cast. Scott surprised doctors by making a complete recovery. Returning to London, she moved into directing with the Rambert company and met the great choreographer John Cranko who was to remain a lifelong friend. In 1953 Scott and her husband settled in Melbourne where she became a teacher of dance and found her voice as an inspiration to the emerging movement for a national ballet. With the help of the legendary Nugget Coombs, she lobbied government until the Australian Ballet Company was set up in 1962. As founding director of the Australian Ballet School, she ensured that the most rigorous international standards were maintained, and under her leadership the School became an internationally recognised dance institution. Scott was known for discovering and nurturing young talent - like Graeme Murphy, world-renowned director of the Sydney Dance Company, who was later to pay tribute to his teacher by writing a special role for her in his production of The Nutcracker. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1981
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Opera Singer. Born New Zealand,1912. Died 1996. One of the great opera stars of the two decades following World War Two, Joan Hammond established a wide international following as a soprano on stage and as a recording artist. Dame Joan was a woman of many talents. While at school, she won the NSW Junior Golf title and would eventually win the NSW Golf Championship three times and be runner-up in the nationals. In her early years, she trained in voice and violin at the Sydney Conservatorium and played violin with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Although her real love was for singing, success in this field did not begin until her talent was recognised by the wife of the then NSW Governor, who raised funds to send her to Vienna in 1936. There she trained under the best tutors of the day. While striving to maintain her career during the early years of World War Two, she drove an ambulance in London during the Blitz. In 1941, she recorded the Puccini aria, Oh My Beloved Father, which became the first classical aria to sell more than a million records. She entertained troops and civilians during the war, even singing in underground air raid shelters and on battleships in northern Scotland. Returning to Australia in 1946, she resumed her career by singing all the major soprano roles in Europe, the United States and Australia. From 1975 she taught at the Victorian College of the Arts. She was the first artistic director of the Victoria State Opera and in 1974 she was created Dame of the British Empire
Australian Biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Maitland Gaol oral history project: interview tape logs for interviews conducted between November 1999 and January 2000 with 19 participants by Frank Heimans( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Economist. Born Kalamunda, Western Australia, 1906. Died 1997. Dr H.C. 'Nugget' Coombs was one of Australia's most outstanding and influential public servants, serving and advising seven prime ministers over a 30-year period. His many public appointments included Director of Rationing, Director-General of Post-War Reconstruction, Governor of the Reserve Bank, Chairman of the Australian Council for Aboriginal Affairs, Chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts, Chancellor of the Australian National University, Chairman of the Elizabethan Theatre Trust and Governor of the Commonwealth Bank. Charismatic and energetic, Coombs had a profound influence behind the scenes in business and politics, dealing with prime ministers, officials and top business people. He worked hard to achieve a distinctive social, economic and cultural place for all Australians, particularly Aboriginal Australians
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Artist. Born Melbourne, 1914. Died 1999. Albert Tucker is one of Australia's most influential artists. Born in Melbourne in 1914, he has worked as a house painter, commercial illustrator, cartoonist and professional artist. Influenced by the poetry of T.S. Eliot, surrealism and German Expressionism, Tucker explored the human condition through his art. In 1947 he travelled to Japan where he saw the devastation of Hiroshima - an experience that would have a profound effect on his work. Tucker spent 13 years in Europe. His international career finally took off when the Guggenheim Museum purchased some of his work and the Museum of Modern Art in New York mounted an exhibition. During the 1960s he began to enjoy considerable popularity at home. All major Australian galleries acquired his work and in 1990 a retrospective of his paintings drew over 90,000 visitors
[Interviews with Malcolm Fraser and Frank Hardy]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Summary "Malcolm Fraser": Malcolm Fraser discusses his life and his career in politics
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Industrialist. Born Italy, 1915. Died July 2006. Born in a poor Italian village in 1915, the young Franco Belgiorno-Nettis worked in his grandfather's blacksmith's shop. On leaving school, he was accepted at the Italian Military Academy where he spent five years training as an engineer. When war broke out Franco was sent to North Africa as a lieutenant in the Italian Army. During the Battle of Tobruk he was taken prisoner and spent the next five years in a British POW camp in India. After returning to Italy he was offered a job as an engineer with a company in Milan. It had a contract to build power transmission lines in Australia and in 1951 Franco worked on the construction of the first steel power transmission line built in this country. Staying on in Australia, he founded his own engineering company, Transfield. Starting with virtually nothing, the company was awarded a contract to build power transmission lines in Port Kembla. Transfield soon became a major industrial force and in 1991 it completed the successful construction of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel. Franco Belgiorno-Nettis was also well known for his generous patronage of the arts and sponsorship of major cultural events
Australian biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Former Senator. Born Brisbane, 1920. Florence Bjelke-Petersen was born in Brisbane in 1920. She has been a National Party Senator for Queensland, and is also well known as the wife of former Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen. Flo has strong conservative values. Growing up during the Depression, she was sent to Brisbane Girls Grammar School. After school, she worked in the Queensland Main Roads Department, eventually becoming Private Secretary to the Commissioner, a position she held from 1949 to 1952. At 32 she met and married 40-year-old Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, a peanut farmer and member of the Queensland Parliament. As Joh's career took off, she became first a minister's then a premier's wife. But far from living in Joh's shadow, she was herself a significant political presence. In 1981 she became a National Party Senator for Queensland. Flo was Deputy Leader of the National Party in the Senate from 1985 to 1990, and retired from politics in 1993
 
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