Home Movies Collection



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Straight from homes from Australia and overseas and preserved at ACMI, these home movies provide a snapshot of everyday life and a walk down memory lane. Over 50 works by all sorts of people, from budding film-makers to train enthusiasts, ranging from the 1920s to 1990s. Mostly digitised, these works were originally shot on 8mm, super 8mm and 16mm film stock, but available to view on video and DVD.

This collection has been unearthed from the homes and garages of Australia and overseas. ACMI holds the digitised content of works donated and accepted into ACMI's collection for their footage of Australian and Victorian life from the 1920s onward. Family life, work and play are all depicted in the footage, as well as events that have become embeded in the Australian collective consciousness. While most of the content has been digitised for preservation purposes, the footage was mostly originally shot on 16mm, 8mm and Super 8mm. This content has been mostly obtained through donations. Highlights include the Straford brothers works of the 1950s, Margaret Benson's footage of the construction of the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne's West and the home movies of train enthusiast Fred Daley.

Material is subject to copyright


Australia; Documentary; Historic films; Home Movies; Moving Image; Victoria

Employment; Families; Film-making; Films; Historic events; Sports & recreations

Employment; Families; Films; Recreation

Fred Daley; Margaret Benson; Straford brothers

Movie film

Coverage Spatial

Australia; Victoria, Australia

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