This clip shows the Henley-on-Yarra regatta and celebrations; the agricultural showgrounds and ‘fair barrackers at a football match’. Each segment is introduced with an intertitle.
In this excerpt from the premiere episode of This Fabulous Century, Peter Luck’s hugely successful nostalgic trawl through Australia’s recent past, a 1978 location visit to Dame Nellie Mel
Cultural historian and storyteller Warren Fahey has created a dozen video stories about Sydney's unique hidden history.
The Domain in Sydney has a history as a showcase for eccentrics, radical speakers, tightrope walkers, sporting matches, demonstrations and Australia’s first aerial ascension.
Footage of Beagle Bay Mission. Historical black-and-white footage of Aboriginal children.
Historical footage of a plaster cast being made of an Aboriginal man’s face by anthropologists.
Historical news footage of Aboriginal girls removed from their families and being adopted by a white family as a result of the assimilation policies.
The first Academy Award ever won by an Australian is in the NFSA collection.
Archy (Mark Lee) and Frank (Mel Gibson), newly arrived on Gallipoli, get a rude education on life and death in the trenches.
This clip looks at how women were brought back into the paid workforce to fill the lower paid positions as the economy boomed in the 1960s. Summary by Adrienne Parr.