Title cards are intercut with static shots of well-known Melbourne public buildings and streets including the Treasury Building, Little Collins Street, Federal Parliament House, the General Post Of
This clip captures scenes of daily life in the main streets of Footscray, Melbourne, in 1910 and 1911.
Summary by Poppy De Souza
This final episode of Sydney Stories with Warren Fahey takes a look at colloquial expressions, folklore and other nonsense relating to Sydneysiders and the Emerald City.
This actuality footage shows a steam ferry docking at the Milsons Point Ferry Wharf in 1899. Workers prepare to receive the ferry as passengers on board ready for disembarkation.
A point-of-view shot of a tram crossing Princes Bridge towards the city shows Flinders Street Station on the left of the frame, and St Paul’s Cathedral on the right.
Made by The Commonwealth Film Unit 1964. Directed by Bern Gandy. A classroom film featuring the railways of Australia.
Trams recorded at the corner of Adelaide and Wharf Sts, Brisbane, Qld in May 1967.
Melbourne’s cable trams operated from 1885 to 1940. Jaunty music accompanies a tram ride through Melbourne in the 1920s. Summary by Damien Parer.
Historical footage shows the operation of Melbourne’s cable trams with voice-over explaining in detail how they were propelled by underground cable driven by steam boilers.
In 1885 Melbourne introduced the cable tram for citizens to commute. Summary by Damien Parer.