NFSA Blog

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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Vale Peter Sculthorpe

The music of Peter Sculthorpe has influenced three generations of Australians more deeply than we perhaps realise.

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Finding Baz Luhrmann's 'lost' project

Film historian and writer Jeannette Delamoir uncovers the truth behind Crocodile Creek, a community musical that unfolds amidst the 1867 anti-Chinese riots at the Crocodile Creek goldfield.

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Top 10 YouTube clips

With over 3.5 million hits since 2008, viewers from 230 countries, 200 new subscribers each month and 2,500 hits per day, the NFSA Films YouTube channel provides access to the NFSA’s archival collection for people all around the world.

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The Fourth Channel: celebrating 50 years of Melbourne’s ATV Channel 0

50 years ago today Melbourne’s fourth television channel, ATV Channel 0 (now Channel 10), broadcast its opening night gala variety show THIS IS IT and thanks to preservation by the NFSA you can watch some of it here.

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The Fourth Channel: the vision and voices that created Melbourne’s ATV Channel 0

The NFSA looks to the television collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Channel 10 in Melbourne, then known as ATV0. Launched on 1 August 1964 ATV0 became, as promised, part of the life of Melbourne. Television Curator Helen Tully looks back at the establishment and challenges of ATV0’s development.

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Priscilla's universal charm

Executive producer Rebel Penfold-Russell talks about the universal appeal of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

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Make sure your collections outlive you!

Do you want to learn how to extend the lifespan of your photo, music, film and video collections? You’ve come to the right place.

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Bendigo rediscovers a voice from its past

There are relatively few surviving brown wax cylinders recorded in Australia prior to 1903, which made the donation of one into the NFSA collection a very exciting prospect for NFSA Sound Curator, Tamara Osicka.

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