documents, film, Forgotten Australians

We were Burnie kids

by Cath on 28 July, 2010

Below we present a silent film produced by Burnside Homes in the 1920s to promote the work of the Homes and to raise funds. The footage shows the Homes’ association with the Presbyterian Church and how some children from poor families in the inner suburbs of Sydney were taken to Burnside Homes.

The recent preservation of this footage was the result of a partnership between UnitingCare Burnside, Parramatta Heritage Centre and Anne Matthews.

Because the film is an hour long, we present it in four parts.

Part One

[videoplayer file=”http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2010/07/burnside-pt1.mp4″ /]

Part Two

[videoplayer file=”http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2010/07/burnside-pt2.mp4″ /]

Part Three

[videoplayer file=”http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2010/07/burnside-pt3.mp4″ /]

Part Four

[videoplayer file=”http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2010/07/burnside-pt4.mp4″ /]

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