The Australian Centre for the Moving (ACMI) has one of the most significant moving image collections in Australia. So take a trip down memory lane and watch some fascinating footage that reflects our families, our holidays and our history.
Fred's Films: Our Family
Fred Daley, steam train enthusiast and 8mm home movie maker, follows his family's trip into the City of Melbourne. It's a lovely day in Melbourne in the 1960s, and what better way to spend it relaxing than by having a coffee, going to the footy and downing a cold beer.
Along the Ocean Road
Summertime in Australia in the late 1940s looks amazing! Go on a tour of the South Coast of Victoria starting at Geelong, all the way through from Anglesea and Lorne to Port Fairy and Portland.
At Land's End: The Wilson's promontory National Park
This film shows the breathtaking landscape, the wildlife and the facilities for holiday-makers at Tidal River. The work of the ranger is described and there are two outstanding sequences dealing with the Smoking Cliffs at Darby River and gannets diving off Five-Mile Beach. Narrated by Wynn Roberts.
Fashions for Men
A government propaganda film exploring the manufacture of uniforms for Australia's armed forces during the Second World War.
For more wonderful home movies and footage visit the ACMI Youtube
Reviewed 19 July 2022