We're marking Home Movie Day 2017 on 21 October with a curated collection that includes footage of The Beatles and Winston Churchill, the Melbourne Olympics and Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. It also features Australians at home and abroad, at work and at play.
The earliest home movie footage in the NFSA collection is from 1909 and captures scenes of the Higgins family on holiday in Tasmania. Other films in the curated collection feature members of the 1950s Melbourne art scene as well as performances by strongman The Mighty Apollo, and Hal Turner as Bobo the Clown. There's also candid footage of The Beatles, shot by Australian dancer and make-up artist Dawn Swane: