Storybox is surfacing unique insights into urban life in Australia in partnership with the ABC's Content Ideas Lab.
As part of this partnership Esem Projects are creatively reinterpreting archival recordings of past moments captured on camera. These video portraits create intimate moments of encounter with the past lives of diverse Australians.
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The ABC has been documenting changes to Australia's cities for close to a century. This video edit features recently-arrived migrants based at Villawood in the 1950s.
We can't help but wonder what the boy in the background was thinking.