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St Kilda Esplanade

This is a still image of St Kilda Esplanade from a silent era short film (called 'St Kilda Esplanade 1912') with early footage of the popular amusement park, Luna Park in St Kilda, a seaside suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. Visible in the background are the ferris wheel, the scenic railway, the flanking tower and the Palais ...


Luna Park, St Kilda on Boxing Day - asset 1

This is a short excerpt from 'The St Kilda Esplanade on Boxing Day', a silent, black-and-white documentary film made in 1913. It begins with a close-up from behind of a crowd of people watching the flying boats, a high-swinging, fast-moving amusement ride. A second view from further away shows men, including at least one ...


A fun park in 1934

This is silent footage from a 1934 documentary entitled 'Clarence River district, northern NSW'. It shows men, women and children at a fun park, in small 'bumper boats', on a miniature train and on a fairground ride known as the 'Cha-cha'.


'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 2

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your House and Mine'. Set to jaunty music, and without dialogue, it features Melbourne's Luna Park and shows people, mainly children, riding on Ferris wheels, a wooden roller coaster, a miniature train and dodgem cars.


St Kilda Esplanade on Boxing Day, 1913

This clip, which is also the complete documentary, shows St Kilda Esplanade in Melbourne on Boxing Day in 1913. The camera observes people on the Esplanade relaxing on the grass outside the St Kilda Teahouse, and bathing in the sea. It also shows some of the available commercial amusements, such as the scenic railway. The ...