ABC Archives & ESEM

Storybox surfaces unique portals into Australian places — past, present and future.

This archival footage has been made available with support from the ABC's Content Ideas Lab. 

Esem Projects immerse themselves in archival recordings of historical scenes, re-interpreting these for new audiences. These video portraits create intimate moments of encounter with the past lives of diverse Australians. 


Go to more Unguarded Moments by ESEM.   



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. 

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