This clip from a home movie, filmed by Australian Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, shows Queen Elizabeth II arriving at Westminster Abbey in a horse-drawn carriage for her coronation on 2 June 1
There were several future film and TV makers shooting home movies at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.
This clip from a Sir Robert Menzies home movie begins with a close-up of Sir Winston Churchill. It then shows him sitting on a rock beside a small waterfall, playing fetch with a dog.
When Britain declared war on Germany in 1939 Prime Minister Robert Menzies declared Australia was also at war.
On 31 March, 1966, the 'newly minted' Prime Minister, Harold Holt, participated in the laying of the foundation stone for the National Library of Australia.
A purpose-built ornamental lake was part of Walter Burley Griffin’s original design for Canberra. The lake 'served to unify and crystallise the entire concept of the national capital’.
This 'exclusive’ Cinesound Review newsreel opens with a view of Parliament House and a voice-over stating Australia has been experiencing a dramatic politic crisis.