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Nov 2014

The 1950s Melbourne art scene

Philippe Mora shares family home movies that feature rare footage of the Melbourne art scene of the 1950s.

By Tara Marynowsky / 27 Nov 2014
Film
Sep 2014

Australian style

Watch three amateur films from the 1950s and 60s on the theme of 'fashion’.

By Tara Marynowsky / 15 Sep 2014
Film
Jun 2014

Vaudeville friends

Tara Marynowsky explores the home movies of vaudeville performer and amateur filmmaker Frank 'Tex' Glanville.

By Tara Marynowsky / 2 Jun 2014
Film
May 2014

Ernest Singer home movies

In partnership with the St Kilda Film Festival, the NFSA presents six of Ernest Singer’s 16mm home movies from the 1950s, projected on the big screen for the very first time.

By Simon Smith / 21 May 2014
Film
Oct 2013

Kids' parties

We celebrate Home Movie Day (19 October) with a home movie time capsule about kid's parties (1909 to 1950).

By Beth Taylor / 17 Oct 2013
Film
Jul 2012

Australian Childhood

Dr Gwenda Davey, a research fellow at the NFSA in 2011, offers a valuable commentary on a neglected dimension of Australia’s social history.

By Dr Gwenda Davey / 26 Jul 2012
Film
Mar 2011

RMS Queen Mary in Sydney

In early 1940, with Australia less than a year into World War 2, a 17-year-old George Shirley used his father’s 16 mm movie camera to film two grand visitors to Sydney Harbour.

By George Shirley / 2 Mar 2011
Film