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War cameraman
The war cameraman

British journalist Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, o...

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12,000 Aussies send their love to ‘Little Mary’

Canadian-American silent film star Mary Pick...

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The first ‘War Year’ Melbourne Cup - 1915

The Great War did not succeed in killin...

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Neptune’s Daughter

In Neptune’s Daughter, an “eig...

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Percy’s First Holiday

W.S. Percy was a favourite Australian c...

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Officer 666

This two-minute clip is taken from the ...

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"The most valuable shipment of films"

The arrival of a shipment of US films i...

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Charlie Chaplin at the Sydney Show?

Was Charlie Chaplin at Sydney’s 1916 R...

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Seven Keys to Baldpate

In Seven Keys to Baldpate, a silent...

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Mutiny of the Bounty: Daybill

The daybill, or poster, for the fi...

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"Shine, Sir?" Kiwi Boot Polish advertisment

In this groundbreaking early cinema ad,...

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Tamworth celebrates the 8-hour day and war efforts

Rain poured and cold winds blustered, b...

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The Pioneers - In the bush

Well-known actors, elaborate sets and a...

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‘It's a Long Way to Tipperary’

In this animated film, a British soldier dod...

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The Pioneers - Graveyard scene

The lost 1916 Australian silent movie The Pi...

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Dunedin’s movie-maker: Henry Gore and his staff

This photograph shows Henry Gore, a pro...

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“The Hero of the Dardanelles”

“Produced with the wholehearted co-operation...

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Spruiking the pics

Cinema managers pulled out every trick ...

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Bringing the audience into the picture

The experience of the cinema-going publ...

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German war films

As the war raged on, all the combatant natio...

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Early newsreels: A 1915 Pathé Animated Gazette

People went to cinemas during the war to be ...

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Projectionists, orchestras & silent films

Harry Kennedy was a long-time picture t...

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Short films, audiences and nitrate fires

Harry Kennedy was a long-time picture t...

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The sound of the silents

Although there were no sound tracks rec...

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Hinemoa

'The first big dramatic work filmed and acte...

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France on the Firing Line

France on the Firing Line was ...