Royal Sydney Sheep Show – wool fashions

Title:
Royal Sydney Sheep Show – wool fashions
NFSA ID:
12771
Year:
1951
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

The highlight of this newsreel segment about Australian sheep is a model in woollen clothing walking down the catwalk with a huge ram by her side. Woollen garments shown include dresses, coats, evening wear and even a wedding dress.

Freight planes bring sheep from the town of Hay to the Sydney Showground for the 1951 Royal Sydney Sheep Show. FO Gobbert wins the Stonehaven Cup in the merino section.

The commentator references Australia riding the 'high road to prosperity on the sheep's back' and producing a quarter of the world's wool.

This newsreel segment 'Aristocrats at Royal Sydney Sheep Show' comes from Cinesound Review No 1026.