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Australasian Gazette – A Seaplane Circles a Continent (1924)


This newsreel shows segments of the 1924 documentary A Seaplane Circles a Continent about Wing Commander SJ Goble and Officer IE McIntyre arriving at St Kilda, Melbourne, in their RAAF Fairey 111D seaplane after a flight circumnavigating Australia.

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.