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Australasian Gazette – Parliament Opens the New Session (1925)


This Australasian Gazette newsreel from 1925 shows the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Dudley de Chair, arriving by car to open Parliament House in Melbourne. He salutes an Army Guard of Honour before entering Parliament House. After the ceremony the Governor walks down the steps outside Parliament House and gets into his car.

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, the newsreels enabled people to further engage with local and national political stories and events.