The National Film and Sound Archive has just released footage – in conjunction with an exhibition at the Carriageworks, Sydney – commemorating the Great Strike of 1917. It includes images of strike-breakers returning by ferry to their camp at Taronga Zoo, and protesters with placards decrying the use of Taronga as a camp for strike-breakers.
With more than 90 per cent of Australia’s silent film heritage thought to be lost, it is likely that these censored scenes have vanished forever. But you never know, someone somewhere might have kept this film in a box in their garage or attic. If you know anything about the missing footage, please contact: email@example.com.