Marvellous Melbourne

Australia, 1910

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In this silent film approximately 15 static and moving shots, including those from a cable car, are separated by intertitles. They take on a Lumiere look with the way that they picture Melbourne’s main streets and buildings that were prominent at the time. The different fashion and the horse and cart transportation are even more fascinating in this familiar setting.

Last on display

ACMI Cafe Window Screens



Charles Cozens Spencer

production company

Spencer Productions




Black and White

ACMI Identifier


Subject categories

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Victoria

History → Victoria - History

Places → Melbourne (Vic.)

Places → Victoria

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Silent films




16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

Digital Betacam; Master

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MOV file H264; ACMI External Digital Access Copy

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