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Australasian Gazette – Ship Building as Hobby (c.1925)


This segment from a newsreel from approximately 1925 shows builders of model passenger liners sailing and motoring their boats on a pond in Moore Park, Sydney. It features Mr Needum’s four funnel masterpiece and the ingenious model of the SS Benalla built by Mr Green.

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.