Australasian Gazette: A Unique Audience

Title:
Australasian Gazette: A Unique Audience
NFSA ID:
100862
Year:
1920
Category:
Access fees

This segment from an Australasian Gazette newsreel from approximately 1920 shows injured soldiers from Caulfield Military Hospital attending a special matinee screening of a film, arranged by the management at Elsternwick Theatre. Injured soldiers travel in wheelchairs or are pushed in mobile hospital beds to Elsternwick Theatre, Caulfield. Summary by Elizabeth Taggart-Speers

This simple Australasian Gazette newsreel shows injured soldiers attending a matinee at Elsternwick Theatre, Caulfield in Melbourne. Apart from the title card at the beginning of the newsreel there are no intertitles for this poignant footage.

Title Synopsis

This Australasian Gazette newsreel from approximately 1920 shows injured soldiers from Caulfield Military Hospital attending a special matinee arranged by the management at Elsternwick Theatre.

Title Curator's Notes

Newsreels were an integral part of cinema programming in Australia before the advent of television in 1956. Issued on a weekly basis, newsreels enabled people to further engage with local and national political stories and events.Australasian Gazette began in 1913 and ran until the advent of talkies in the early 1930s.

Notes by Elizabeth Taggart-Speers