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HNL 1003: Cavalcade of Australia - 1920's Street scenes - Cricket - Sydney Harbour - Billy Hughes - Military Parade - Sir Alfred Deakin Funeral

City street, wet day scene, VS men and women walking on the street, Recreational car rally. VS Pavement artist with audience, CU drawing, Electric car (Model T Ford?) to camera. VS people in street (good shots) . VS men in hats, bustling city shots, . Melbourne ? Sydney? (1920's)
Access No. 40270 | 3 mins 7 secs | 1920s | Sydney, NSW; Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Crowd assembled for opening of Trans-continental Railway, October, 1917. Steam train arriving, crowd on platform. Haycart rides, carriages packed, Cricket Melbourne, huge crowd of mainly men in hats, HMAS Sydney tram. Steamer ferry Cambrian, POV to people lining Sydney Harbour foreshore for Sesquicentenary Celebrations 1938, small boats on Sydney harbour (1920's)
Access No. 40271 | 2 mins 16 secs | 1930s | Melbourne, Vic; Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Prime Minister William Morris (Billy) Hughes in overcoat and bowler hat, gathered with people including woman with baby on return from visiting WWI frontline. Hughes addresses crowds in Melbourne, good shots of crowds including servicemen and men in hats and some women. Reinforcements (military) parade through city including newly formed Railway Unit , Governor General Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson takes salute, good CU him & his wife in open topped car. Funeral ex prime minister Alfred Deakin October 1919, steps Parliament House in Melbourne (it was the Federal Parliament at that time), soldiers lead the funeral procession, Men & women wait on platform for a steam train to arrive, hay rides (these last two segments are repeats from earlier in the item). WWI
Access No. 40272 | 4 mins 3 secs | 1910s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |