List of Australian films before 1910

This is a chronological list of Australian films by decade and year for years 1890s-1910s. For a complete alphabetical A-Z list, see Category:Australian films.

A list of films produced in Australia by year, from the 1890s to the end of the 1910s, in the List of Australian films.

Pre 1910sEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1896
Passengers Alighting from Ferry Brighton at Manly Marius Sestier Short 27 October IMDb
The Melbourne Cup Marius Sestier Henry Walter Barnett, Lord Brassey Sports documentary 24 November IMDb a series of 10 films
about the Melbourne Cup Carnival
New South Wales Horse Artillery in Action Marius Sestier Short documentary IMDb
Patineur Grotesque Marius Sestier Short comedy Not released until 28 March 1897 (Lyon) IMDb
1897
Prince Ranjitsinhji Practising Batting in the Nets Henry Walter Barnett Ranjitsinhji Sports documentary IMDb one of a series of 4 cricket films
1898
Melbourne Street Scene Joseph Perry Short ABC Wayback machine
Social Salvation Herbert Booth Short documentary 1 July IMDb
Torres Strait Islanders Alfred Cort Haddon Short documentaries
1899
North Shore Steam Ferry Frederick Wills Short Sydney
Newtown Railway Station Frederick Wills Short Sydney
Dipping Sheep Frederick Wills Short documentary Queensland Department of Agriculture
South Sea Islanders Cutting Cane Frederick Wills Short documentary Queensland Department of Agriculture
Sugar Mills, Nambour Frederick Wills Short documentary Queensland Department of Agriculture
Threshing at Allora Frederick Wills Short documentary Queensland Department of Agriculture
Wheat Harvesting with Reaper and Binder Frederick Wills Short documentary Queensland Department of Agriculture
SS Katoomba Unloading Frederick Wills Short Queensland Department of Agriculture
Building Construction Frederick Wills Short Queensland Department of Agriculture
Boer War Transvaal Contingent Frederick Wills Short documentary Troops leaving for the Boer War
Loading Horses on the SS Cornwall Frederick Wills Short Horses for the Boer War
Darnley Islanders Pay Tribute Henry Mobsby Short documentary Torres Strait
Opening of Queensland Parliament Frederick Wills Short
Government Party Boards SS Lucinda Frederick Wills Short Brisbane
Queen Street and Victoria Bridge Frederick Wills Short Brisbane
Roma Street Station Frederick Wills Short Brisbane
1900
Second Victorian Contingent Leaving Melbourne Joseph Perry Documentary Troops leaving for the Boer War
Soldiers of the Cross Herbert Booth, Joseph Perry Beatrice Day, Harold Graham Christian drama 13 September IMDb
1901
Inauguration of the Commonwealth Joseph Perry Documentary 1 January IMDb
Royal Visit To Open The First Commonwealth Parliament Joseph Perry Documentary 9 May IMDb
Aboriginal Life Walter Baldwin Spencer Documentary
1902
Under Southern Skies Joseph Perry Documentary
Lazarus Joseph Perry Christian drama
1904
The Melbourne Cup Franklyn Barrett Sports documentary 1 November IMDb first film of the whole race from start to finish
1906
The Story of the Kelly Gang Charles Tait Elizabeth Tait, John Tait Biography drama 26 December Considered the first full-length feature film ever made IMDb
1907
Eureka Stockade Arthur Cornwall, George Cornwell Short 19 October IMDb
Robbery Under Arms Charles MacMahon Jim Gérald, George Merriman, Lance Vane Drama 2 November - Based on novel IMDb
1908
The Grand Memorial Service Joseph Perry Documentary
The Great White Fleet Visits the Antipodes Joseph Perry Great White Fleet Documentary August-September IMDb
For the Term of His Natural Life Charles MacMahon Martyn Keith, Rosie Knight Phillips Short 8 August IMDb
The Burns-Johnson Fight Ernest Higgins Jack Johnson, Tommy Burns Sports documentary 28 December IMDb
1909
Heroes of the Cross Joseph Perry Vida Dutton Christian drama IMDb
The Scottish Covenanters Joseph Perry Iza Crossley, Beatrice Day Christian drama IMDb

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