Moomba Parade, 1960

Title:
Moomba Parade, 1960
NFSA ID:
63565
Year:
1960
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

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.