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Dimpel, Konrad: German Christmas celebrations, Lutheran Sunday School picnic (c.1966)


A silent, black and white home movie containing scenes from a Lutheran Sunday School picnic, filmed by Canberra resident and amateur filmmaker Konrad Dimpel.

Curator’s notes

The home movies in the Konrad Dimpel collection have been filmed on both domestic film and video formats. While most of his home movies are in colour, this one is in black and white. The images in these home movies are of interest for their details (as many home movies are) of domestic interiors, public sites of recreation at a particular time in history, and their contribution to a recorded history of Canberra. In addition, his commitment to recording his family’s history over that time provides a personal record of their growth and life in Australia.