NFSA Blog

Time to go troppo for short films

Film Curator Heather Gill looks at the legacy of short-film festival Tropfest.

Read more

Making sense of dollars and cents - 50 years on

Commemorating 50 years since the conversion to decimal currency in Australia. As the jingle says 'Clink go the cents folks, clink, clink, clink. Changeover day is closer than you think.’

Read more

From blockbusters to wax masters: Tamara Osicka (Sound)

In the first edition of our new staff profile series, Emily George speaks with Sound Archivist Tamara Osicka about how she got started on her career, and how she feels handling important cultural items.

Read more

A (rock 'n' roll) mother's labour of love

Curator Tamara Osicka on the secrets contained in the scrapbooks created by Johnny O’Keefe’s mother Thelma.

Read more

Tutus and fake boobs

The musical comedy Starstruck (1982) and its colourful, outrageous costumes were ahead of their time.

Read more

Mystery of the other Kelly Gang film

A new piece of information discovered has led to the identification of a rare 1911 Ned Kelly Gang film.

Read more

David Bowie on The Don Lane Show, 1983

David Bowie appeared on The Don Lane Show's final episode in 1983. It was, in his own words, the first talk show he ever did, and you can watch it here.

Read more

My grandmother, the Personality Girl

Completing an internship at the NFSA led Emily George to an unexpected family connection to the radio collection.

Read more

Vale Robert Stigwood

Robert Stigwood, one of the most successful and influential Australians involved in the entertainment industry, has died aged 81.

Read more

2015: Ambassadors, picnics and the Archive 'Olympics'

Events, launches, programs and visitors to the NFSA in 2015.

Read more