The Cinesound Movietone Australian Newsreel Collection held at the NFSA comprises 4,000 newsreels from 1929 to 1975.
Simon Smith remembers John Landy, one of Australia’s greatest athletes.
This clip combines footage from Movietone News (NFSA title 28827) and Cinesound Review (NFSA title 55807) both released on 15 March 1956 showing the iconic one mile race where Clarke took a fall an
This is one of the best surviving films of John Landy in action is this report filmed by Cinesound cameras in January 1953.
In this unissued Movietone News interview from March 1953 and most likely the earliest surviving footage to feature his voice, Landy describes, with typical modesty
Enjoy a selection of clips featuring some of Australia's greatest tennis champions.
When the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932, Cinesound Productions' newsreel secured the scoop of a lifetime.
Cinesound announces that its newsreel film Kokoda Front Line! has received an Honourable Mention and Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood.
In this newsreel excerpt, Annette Kellerman is training her troupe of performers in Sydney for a 'musical marine fantasy' hospital benefit – complete with piano accordion accompaniment.
This clip is taken from the Fox Movietone newsreel Annette Kellerman Returns to Australia.