Australian circus artists appeared in an American newsreel as early as 1903 and in a Hollywood silent feature film as early as 1913. Unfortunately, no examples of these films appear to have survived the years.
Many other films of Australian circus and circus performers, known to have been taken in the early 1900s, have been lost or destroyed.
Fortunately, footage of Australian circus and circus performers, taken as far back as the 1920s, has survived. Some footage is found in newsreels, home movies and television archives.