Lost and Found explores the early moving images of Australia and their interdependence on our national identity. These ageing films and sound recordings can be preserved with the vital assistance of the National Film and Sound Archive. “Days When the World Was Young” looks at the representation of Australian landscape in film and it’s effect on early identity. “It’s On Record” provides a background for the history of sound recordings. “Hot from the Spot to the Screen” watch the early news events that shaped the nation captured in sound and on film.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
In ACMI's collection
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan
MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan