The 1930 Australian XI: Winners of the Ashes spoken word – 1930
Members of the victorious 1930 Australian cricket team talk about the Ashes winning tour.
A 5000 Mile Tour Through Central Australia documentary – 1930
Clearly, exploring Australia’s interior back in the 1930s was very challenging.
Archibald Family: Noorong Gazette: Parts XXI - XXIV home movie – c1930
The Archibalds were a successful business family who had interests in the milling industry in Queensland and New South Wales.
The Arrival of Miss Amy Johnson in Brisbane newsreel – 1930
In this silent newsreel footage, British aviator Amy Johnson arrives in Brisbane on the final leg of her solo flight between England and Australia in 1930.
Australian Navy: Destroyers documentary – c1930
The capacity of Royal Australian Navy destroyers to carry and launch torpedoes in the 1930s is demonstrated here.
Berlei Cinema Advertisement: It Isn’t Done advertisement – 1930
The art deco interiors with shaped mirrors, door frames and seating all align with Berlei’s reputation for quality and beauty.
Browne, George: Blue Mountains home movie – c1930
This family holiday footage shows landmarks such as Katoomba Falls, the Sublime Point Lookout, Orphan Rock and the Three Sisters rock formation.
Chas E Blanks: Families at Seaside, Sydney Harbour advertisement – c1930
This ad is filmed in a home movie style, and features the producer’s own family.
The Cremation of a Balinese Chief at the Hotel Bali home movie – c1930
This Balinese cremation was apparently the first such ceremony to be witnessed and filmed by a white man.
Don Bradman in England newsreel – 1930
Don Bradman is interviewed in 1930. This informal interview also gives him the chance to effectively demonstrate his batting technique.
Farrow, H: Victorian and South Australian Holiday Scenes home movie – c1930
This 16mm home movie captures a number of holiday scenes and places including ice and snow in Mount Buffalo, Victoria.
Henshall, Mr: Australian Cricketers Visit Ceylon, Naples, Switzerland and Practise at Lords home movie – 1930
This rare home movie captures informal scenes of Don Bradman and Australia’s 1930 touring cricket team, as filmed by the manager.
Sellex Crockery: Red Riding Hood advertisement – c1930
This appeals to the ‘pester power’ of children by using an animated cartoon to promote Sellex products.
White, AR: Tin Mining in Malaya home movie – c1930
Australians have engaged with the Asia-Pacific region through travel and enterprise for many decades, but moving image records like this one from the first half of the 20th century are not common.