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From pampered pooches on parade to clever canines performing tricks, these furry friends know how to entertain.
Our collection of vintage dogs includes feature film and home movie footage dating back to the 1930s, social newsreels and dog shows.
The gardens of the home of the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom plays host to the Championship Show of the Canberra Kennel and Trial Association.
This clip shows dog owners and their canine pets on proud display at the Centenary Dog Club at Melbourne Showgrounds.
Bulldogs, Alsatians, Great Danes, Poodles, Dachshunds, and more, are on display at this Sydney dog show. It's a 'Doggie League of Nations'! Cinesound Review #1788.
A father, his son, and three fox terriers do acrobatics and balancing acts for the camera.
This dog training exercise takes place among obstacles placed around an oval. Uniformed men lead Alsatians around the course.
This Movietone Newsreel from 1938 follows a young boy from the suburb of Bellevue Hill as he takes a trip on his bicycle through the busy streets of Sydney.
Entertainer Barry Crocker appears in this advertising campaign for Lassie dog food from the mid to late-1960s created by George Patterson Advertising.
This long-running television ad campaign by George Patterson Advertising for Lassie dog food features a dog named Sam – a golden Labrador retriever, often portrayed as the ideal family pet.
A cat plays mother to some orphaned puppies, a cockatoo faces off against a terrier pup, fence jumping farm animals, and more odd animal antics.Cinesound Review 0435.
A largely static wide shot of a typical Australian showground captures a sheepdog trainer and his sheepdog herding three sheep into a pen. Summary by Elizabeth Taggart-Speers.
George (George Wallace) leaps into song in the courtyard of Mrs McAllister’s dog kennel (and boarding house). Jean McAllister (Lois Green) whips off her skirt to join him, dancing in hotpants.
George (George Wallace), Henry (John Dobbie) and their dog Aloysius are trapped in the haunted house, the lair of master criminal Dr Sunderman.
A colour lobby card from the second comedy film that George Wallace made with Cinesound.
Production still from 1939 comedy Gone to the Dogs, starring George Wallace.
They say Australia was built on the sheep's back but it takes a top dog to get the sheep to go where you want them.
On 10 April 1986, Simon's beloved pet and the mascot of Simon Townsend's Wonder World! – Woodrow the Bloodhound – passed away.
In this 1932 travelogue shot and narrated by Frank Hurley, rat tails bring a reward of sixpence each (equivalent to about $5 today) and Lord Howe Island locals join the hunt for the pests.
In this early adventure film set in the Blue Mountains of NSW, three siblings and their friends take on a group of horse thieves, with their faithful family dog by their side.
Only a few Efftee newsreels have survived and this one is a vivid record of Melbourne society at play in the 1930s, complete with a society party in South Yarra.
A pet rabbit and a dog are guests at a tea party.
A glass cinema slide from 1975 by Val Morgan Cinema Advertising for the RSPCA, encouraging pet owners to have their pets desexed.
The 1960s Holden ads used catchy jingles and upbeat music, promoting the car as an object of desire.
In 1977, Simon Townsend made a new pilot for the current affairs-style children's program that he had been trying to get on the air for a few years.
It's a tradition that long predates the world wide web... cats in costume making us laugh out loud.
This collection of Cadbury advertisements provides a wonderful snapshot of the changing attitudes towards dating, romance and fun in Australia from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Since her very first visit to Australia in 1954, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has captivated crowds across our nation.
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