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Australasian Gazette – Bon Voyage to Ex-Chief Justice, Sir William Cullen (c.1924)


This newsreel segment from approximately 1924 shows the farewell and departure of the retired Chief Justice Sir William Cullen and Lady Cullen in Sydney for an overseas trip. Lady Cullen is farewelled by a party of Girl Guides who give her the Girl Guide salute while judges of the Supreme Court bid Sir William a pleasant journey.

Curator’s notes

Newsreels were an integral part of cinema programming in Australia before the advent of television in 1956. Issued on a weekly basis, newsreels enabled people to further engage with local and national political stories and events.