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Australasian Gazette – Sheep Dog Trial (1915)


This newsreel segment from 1915 shows a typical Australian showground and a scene of a sheepdog trainer and a sheepdog herding three sheep into a pen.

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.