Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Melbourne Today (1931)

Probably the first ‘talkie’ documentary made about Melbourne – in 1931, films with sound were still relatively new in Australia.

Length: 8 minutes 30 seconds

Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1 (Academy)

Production company:


National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 9181

Education Resources:

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