File:Patineur grotesque (1896).webm

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English: A bearded man smoking a cigar rollerskates before a ring of onlookers in a park. While skating, he lifts his jacket to display to the crowd a white hand on the seat of his trousers. Filmed in Prince Alfred Park in the South Sydney-Redfern area. The skater may have been a professional stage skater performing in a nearby theatre or circus. He may also have been hired by a proximate venue to entertain crowds, which was a common practice in those times. Catalogue Lumière n° 117. Believed to be the oldest Australian surviving film.
Date between 14 September 1896 and 24 November 1896
Source YouTube : qeFohcOiAK
Author Marius Sestier (cinematography). Produced by Henry Walter Barnett.


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English: Patineur grotesque is a short silent Australian film featuring a bearded man smoking a cigar who rollerskates before a ring of onlookers in a park. Produced in 1896 by Henry Walter Barnett and filmed by Marius Sestier, it is believed to be Australia's oldest surviving film.

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