Marvellous Melbourne (c1910)

Marvellous Melbourne: Queen City of the South comprises three clips covering Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne buildings and Melbourne Recreational activities.

Clip 1: Swanston and Collins Streets
A point-of-view shot of a tram crossing Princes Bridge towards the city shows Flinders Street Station on the left of the frame, and St Paul's Cathedral on the right. Further along Swanston Street, horse carriages can be seen travelling on the outer parts of the road while pedestrians cross the road in front of the trams. Intertitles introduce static shots of the Town Hall, St Paul's Cathedral and Collins Street. The clip ends as the camera reaches the back of the number 18 South Melbourne tram.

Clip 2: Melbourne buildings
Title cards are intercut with static shots of well-known Melbourne public buildings and streets including the Treasury Building, Little Collins Street, Federal Parliament House, the General Post Office, Elizabeth Street, the Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens and the Law Courts.

Clip 3: Recreational activities
This clip shows the Henley-on-Yarra regatta and celebrations; the agricultural showgrounds and 'fair barrackers at a football match'.


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