Home movie: Holiday Scenes at Mount Buffalo

Title:
Home movie: Holiday Scenes at Mount Buffalo
NFSA ID:
39937
Year:
1930
Category:
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A couple ski in tandem down a small incline before the woman jumps off and the man falls over. Another couple toboggan down the incline by sitting on their skis. The final shot shows three women toboggan down a hill and collapse at the bottom in laughter.

Summary by Poppy De Souza

This 45 minute 16mm home movie captures a number of holiday scenes and places including the Murray River and Bridge, Adelaide tourist attractions, events in Sassafras Victoria and landmarks of Mildura. The two scenes curated here are of the ice and snow in Mount Buffalo, Victoria. Family holiday scenes are some of the most common events recorded in home movie footage and are a private record of family memories as well as a glimpse of daily life at the time they were filmed.

This home movie came into the National Collection of the National Film and Sound Archive through its Last Film Search initiative which aimed to locate and preserve nitrate film material before it neared the end of its life.

 

Farrow, H: Victorian and South Australian Holiday Scenes synopsis

This home movie contains holiday scenes in Victoria and South Australia from the 1930s filmed by H Farrow.

 

Curator's notes

This 45 minute 16mm home movie captures a number of holiday scenes and places including the Murray River and Bridge, Adelaide tourist attractions, events in Sassafras Victoria and landmarks of Mildura. The two scenes curated here are of the ice and snow in Mount Buffalo, Victoria. Family holiday scenes are some of the most common events recorded in home movie footage and are a private record of family memories as well as a glimpse of daily life at the time they were filmed.

This home movie came into the National Collection of the National Film and Sound Archive through its Last Film Search initiative which aimed to locate and preserve nitrate film material before it neared the end of its life.

Notes by Poppy De Souza

Filmmaker:
H. Farrow