This tourist promotional film for Melbourne was made as it geared up for the staging of the 1956 Olympic Games.
'Paris Comes to Sydney: Lavish French Exhibition at Royal Show' shows Australian enthusiasm for all things French at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney in 1956.
The first aerial fashion show held on a TAA flight between Perth and Sydney.
The highlight of this newsreel segment about Australian sheep is a model in woollen clothing walking down the catwalk with a huge ram by her side.
Models show the latest swimming costume fashions at the first annual beach inspectors' dinner in 1955.
Students from Parramatta Central Home Science High School in Sydney model dresses they have made. The designs are inspired by French fashion.
'Every girl dreams of a wedding gown ... as every man knows', begins the voice-over in this newsreel segment from 1956.
It is a year after the end of the Second World War and Australians are hungry for the romance and elegance of French fashion.
An excerpt from a radio tour around the women's fashion department at McKinlay's Store in Launceston, Tasmania in 1946.
Foundation garments for women were popular in the 1950s, bolstered by the fashion for Dior's wasp waists and an exaggerated feminine silhouette.