9 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year
Birthday Boy short film – 2004
This Oscar-nominated short, set during the Korean War, is about a boy who receives an unexpected birthday present with tragic consequences.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate – ‘A Milk Tray Day Today’ advertisement – c1955
These ads persuasively argue that Milk Tray chocolates can transform the everyday into a special occasion, satisfy desires and mend rocky relationships.
Dimpel, Konrad: Red Hill home movie – 1964
This colour home movie, captured by Konrad Dimpel, shows his children quietly entertaining themselves over Christmas in 1964.
A Girl’s Own Story short film – 1983
In this short film by Jane Campion about changes afoot in 1960s society, teenage girls get in trouble for acting out Beatles concerts in the playground.
Hoota and Snoz – Series 3 Episode 3 television program – 2003
Squabbling duo Hoota and Snoz star in the first 3D computer-generated animated series produced in Australia.
This newsreel novelty item from approximately 1920 features boys riding on the back of goats and children in billycarts on the streets of Rockhampton, Queensland.
Mutt short film – 2008
In this animated short, all work and no play is not an option for a hard-working dog.
Roberts, John: Children playing war games in a suburban backyard home movie – c1941
John Roberts filmed various scenes in and around his home city of Adelaide from 1939 to 1941, including Anzac Day and war bonds marches.
Snippy is an Artful Dodger short film – c1925
This charming example of an early Australian cartoon superimposes cell animation over freeze-frames of live action to create Snooks’s dream world.