Homemade History: Ken Garrahy home movies

Homemade History: Ken Garrahy home movies
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This clip is from episode 8 of Homemade History, a 13-part series drawing on the vast and often forgotten heritage of 8mm home movies.

The clip features home movies and voice-over by Ken Garrahy (1933–2021), an avid home movie enthusiast, who documented his social life in Sydney and his holidays overseas during the 1960s and 1970s.

What differentiates Garrahy’s home movies from many of the other home movie collections of this period held by the NFSA is that he was documenting his life in the gay community, including the many gay and lesbian social clubs he was involved with.

Garrahy's Super8 footage of his friends and the outings organised by gay social clubs are the most substantial known collection of Australian gay home movies to have survived from the 1960s and 1970s.

Read more about Ken Garrahy and his home movies.