Christmas in Australia… 1958.


So much changes over time; and yet so much stays the same.  This documentary from the National Film and Sound archives shows what a traditional Christmas was like in Australia in 1958.  Beautifully preserved, it shows various versions of just how Australians celebrate and enjoy Christmas day.  From picnics at the beach, to the typical work Christmas party.  Back yard cricket and going to church Christmas morning.  Sitting down for a Christmas spread of cold meats, salads, seafood and Auntie’s famous pavlova.





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