Home movies

This collection includes highlights of some of the almost 6000 unique home movie titles held by the NFSA.

Home movies capture candid moments of family life, holidays and special events. They can also record history as it happens and the unguarded moments of celebrities.

The earliest footage in this collection is of a Higgins family picnic in Hobart, in 1909. There are scenes of The Beatles and Winston Churchill, the Melbourne Olympics and Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.

Also featured are behind-the-scenes glimpses of artists, circus performers, hairdressers and holidaymakers.

home movies