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10 things you didn't know about Homicide

Here’s ten things you never knew about the groundbreaking Australian TV crime drama Homicide, which premiered on our screens 50 years ago on 20 October 1964.

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50 years of Homicide

Groundbreaking Australian TV crime drama Homicide is 50. Broadcast curator Simon Smith celebrates with behind-the-scenes images, production documents and interviews from the show’s history.

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Licence to... watch TV?

Broadcast curator Helen Tully writes about a time when listening to the airwaves or watching TV required a licence.

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Behind the big top: Wirth's Circus home movies

The circus comes to town for Home Movie Day 2014. Film curator Tara Marynowsky looks at a newly preserved collection of 16mm home movies of Wirth’s Circus and the family that ran it.

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Our veteran staff members: 30 years and counting

Veteran staff members Ian Gilmour and Janine Boyd share their personal history of three decades working at the NFSA.

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Caring for two million collection items

Collection Services Coordinator Stewart Shannon reveals some of the tricks and secrets that the NFSA Collection Management team use to keep the national audiovisual collection safe.

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Hair, fashion and shopping: Australian style, c1950–68

Film curator Tara Marynowsky looks at three 'fashion’ films from the NFSA’s extensive collection of amateur films and home movies.

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A voice from the 19th century sings again

The first known Australian to make a commercially released recording, the long forgotten Syria Lamonte, is now preserved by the NFSA thanks to the kind donation of an 1898 recording acquired by Roger Neill.

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National Indigenous Music Awards 2014

Brenda Gifford from the Indigenous Connections team talks about the recent National Indigenous Music Awards and the NFSA Indigenous Oral Histories program.

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Gaywaves: classic LGBTI radio lives on at NFSA

Did you know that Gaywaves, Sydney’s first gay and lesbian radio program, went to air in a time when homosexuality was still illegal in New South Wales?

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