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This silent Movietone newsreel clip shows Melbourne's Moomba Festival parade of 1960.
Visible in this clip are floats celebrating Italian culture, representing the Postmaster-General's Department and promoting gas for cooking and heating.
The first Moomba was a 15-day festival that commenced on 12 March 1955 but is now a four-day celebration over Victoria's Labour Day long weekend in March.
Traditional Moomba events include the Moomba parade, the crowning of the Moomba monarchs, carnivals and firework displays.
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