NFSA Blog

A Darwin time capsule

Discover the history of Darwin, Northern Territory through these items from the NFSA collection.

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John Hutchinson's legacy of sound

Sound archivist Tessa Elieff reports from a ceremony of appreciation for WA field sound recordist John Hutchinson that took place during Reconciliation Week.

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Return of The Red Dragon and Marco Polo Jnr

Ahead of a special screening for the centenary of Australian animation, Film curator Sally Jackson takes a fresh look at Australia’s first animated feature, Eric Porter’s Marco Polo Junior Versus The Red Dragon.

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Lynda House: Producing 'Muriel's Wedding'

Muriel’s Wedding producer Lynda House talks about her journey with the film, from reading the first script treatment to celebrating its cultural impact 20 years on.

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Positive ageing through Australian film

Pat Easterbrook, Positive Ageing Officer at the Alpine Shire in Victoria, tells how a group of older people stepped inside some of Australia’s best-loved movies for a day.

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Let’s Go!! to the premiere

The NFSA has restored the only surviving and complete episode of Network Ten’s Go!! show, from 1966. Broadcast curator Simon Smith rediscovers a 1960s Australian music television classic.

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Archives go Beyond Bytes: workshop highlights

Highlights from last month’s Beyond Bytes workshop hosted by the NFSA and featuring a panel of international guests from the forefront of new archive business models and processes.

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Josh Farmelo: mucking around with a camera

Josh Farmelo is the winner of the 2015 NFSA-ACS John Leake OAM ACS Award for an Emerging Cinematographer.

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MayDay! Protecting the national collection

Robert Waterfall explains how the NFSA protects the collection from threats posed by water, fire and natural disasters.

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Women musicians on the home front: the colourful life of Edna Leer

Documents and artefacts curator Jenny Gall looks at a sheet music collection recently donated to the NFSA, and what it reveals about home-front life during the First World War.

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