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McKenzie, Roger and Kent, Bernie: Around Sydney with a Camera (1962)


This silent home movie with intertitles was probably filmed by Roger McKenzie and takes in Sydney’s harbour suburbs from Watsons Bay to Kings Cross including the suburbs of Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay, Rushcutters Bay, Elizabeth Bay and Kings Cross.

Curator’s notes

Bernard Walter Kent and Roger McKenzie were both enthusiastic film collectors and technicians in the industry. Kent was a projectionist at the Globe newsreel theatre in George Street and McKenzie worked at ATN7 from 1962 to 1988 as a film editor and then as chief news editor. They met in 1947 and together, aside from building a collection of films, also made their own travelogues and amateur films.

Their extensive collection of films was deposited with the National Film and Sound Archive in 1992 and includes newsreels; sporting events; transport footage of planes, ships and trains; short pieces of early tinted film; cinema advertisements and documentaries.

See also McKenzie, Roger and Kent, Bernie: Silent Car Trip Australia: Home Movie.