Australian postal film

Accession Number F00144
Collection type Film
Measurement 17 min 55 sec
Object type Short film, Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made Australia
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Scenes include; main entrance to the general Post Office Melbourne. Mail from the country being unloaded into postal vehicle. Sorting of mail. Date stamping machine in operation. Postmen leaving the general post office. Sorting in the ship section. Mail leaving platform at base of chute for railway station. Bags at Spencer Street railway station. At Port Melbourne transfering mail from train to steamer. Customs officers examining parcels to assess duty. Dead letter office. Opening unclaimed letters to ascertain name of sender. Entering valuables contained in unclaimed letters.

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