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Australasian Gazette – Some Sunday Morning (c.1920)


This Australasian Gazette newsreel from the 1920s shows a scene from 'some Sunday morning’ at St Kilda Beach, Melbourne.

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.

This newsreel segment vividly captures the fashion in swimming costumes in the 1920s, the use of parasols to keep women out of the harsh sun, and Australia’s endless fascination with beach culture.