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Australasian Gazette – Master Pictures Lead the Way (c.1926)


This newsreel segment from around 1926 shows the departure by ship for Tasmania of the general manager of Australasian Films, WA Gibson and film producer, Norman Dawn, where they will inspect locations at Port Arthur and Macquarie Harbour for their forthcoming film, For the Term of His Natural Life.

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. Australasian Gazette began in 1913 and ran until the advent of talkies in the early 1930s.