NFSA blog entries by Vincent Plush
Today marks the centenary of the birth of Patrick White. Vincent Plush describes the NFSA’s pivotal role in celebrating White’s legacy, in particular the adaptation of his masterwork Voss.
Timor - The First Decade: Marking the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
In this month of May 2012, the NFSA joins in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the declaration of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste.
To celebrate the life of Ken Russell, Vincent Plush reveals a little-known connection between the late British director and Australia – the failed film adaptation of Voss.
Visitors to the NFSA’s headquarters in Canberra will confront an intriguing element of recent Australian broadcasting history.
The veteran Australian newsreader James Dibble has died in Sydney at the age of 87.
For many, he was the voice of authority and integrity, the Australian equivalent of the much revered Walter Cronkite, 'the most trusted man in America’ who, for 19 years, fronted the news desk of ABC America.
In a state memorial service today at the Sydney Opera House, over 2000 people celebrated the life and career of the Australian operatic legend. The Sydney-born singer, universally known as La Stupenda, was dubbed 'the voice of the 20th century’ by her longtime collaborator Luciano Pavarotti. Over her 40-year career she sang in 48 operas and recorded over 60 albums, many of which are in the NFSA collection.