Australian gazette. No. 3

Australia, 1920

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This reel consists of 7 magazine items, including snapshots of the Fitzroy Gardens, a trip to Seal Rock by boat, Kangaroos at Wilson’s Prom, beehives shot in close-up and some prize footage of a motorcycle race on a track around the outside of the Exhibition Buildings. There is also some surprising early experimental filming of Flinders Street, and traffic and crowds on Swanston Street. One amazing shot appears upside-down and then mid-way proceeds to turn upright and show the traffic and people travelling backwards. Footage is then sped up for a cable car ride down a main street. No credits available.




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Animals & Wildlife → Bees

Animals & Wildlife → Kangaroos

Animals & Wildlife → Seals (Animals)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Melbourne (Vic.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → National parks and reserves - Victoria

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Phillip Island (Vic.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Victoria

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Cinemagazines

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Gardens

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → National parks and reserves - Victoria

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → City traffic - Victoria

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Motorcycles


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

Places → Melbourne (Vic.)

Places → Phillip Island (Vic.)

Places → Victoria

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Silent films




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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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