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Australasian Gazette – Shopping Week, Sydney (c.1926)


This Australasian Gazette newsreel segment from approximately 1926 shows a ‘monster procession’ as part of Shopping Week in Bondi Junction, Sydney.

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.