Australian Cinema – Archives

australianscreen is a look at the Australian film and television industry, from its earliest days to the present. Find Australian Cinema here

You can view clips from Australian feature films, documentaries, TV programs, shorts, home movies, newsreels, advertisements, other historical footage, and sponsored films produced over the last 100 years, with curators’ notes and other information about each title. The site currently contains 1,832 clips from 927 film and television titles, and is constantly being added to.

The featured title for this month is Stolen generation  – a documentary which looks at the inhumane practice of taking aboriginal children from their families.

Another sources of old film resources, radio and TV programs, posters etc. is the National Archives of Australia, which includes a collection spanning over 200 years of Australian history. This is the central repository of Australian Government records.

The National Archives holds mainly 20th-century records created by the federal government since Federation in 1901. We also hold some 19th-century records that were transferred from the colonies after Federation (eg records about defence, customs, patents, lighthouses, naturalisation, shipping, and postal and telegraphic services).

Check National Archives here

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