Santa lands at Farm Cove (Here Comes Santa)

Title:
Santa lands at Farm Cove (Here Comes Santa)
NFSA ID:
7468
Year:
1929
Category:
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This clip from a silent, black-and-white cinema advertisement for Anthony Hordern & Sons shows Santa landing on Sydney Harbour by seaplane and being rowed ashore to Lady Macquarie’s Chair where he is welcomed by a large crowd.

This clip from a 1929 cinema advertisement imitates a newsreel format. This subtly gives the sense of impartial reporting of a good deed. The clip begins with a title card that introduces the story, then intertitles are used throughout the advertisement to introduce a new location or scene.

The partly built Sydney Harbour Bridge, then known as Sydney’s North Shore Bridge, can be seen in the background.