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GURRUMUL, POWDERFINGER AND GOANNA CELEBRATED IN THIS YEAR’S SOUNDS OF AUSTRALIA

30 October 2018

From one of the first women to have a hit song in the Australian charts, Pilita Corrales, to the highest selling Aboriginal album by Gurrumul, 10 essential sounds that helped define Australian history and culture have been added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s (NFSA) Sounds of Australia.

RARE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FOOTAGE UNEARTHED FOR 45TH ANNIVERSARY

17 October 2018

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is marking the 45th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House with a new online collection, featuring rare footage from its first ever performances and official opening, as well as documentaries and news stories chronicling the history of Australia’s most iconic building – from 1957 through to today.

BE INSPIRED BY AUSTRALIA’S FEARLESS MERMAID WITH NFSA’S NEW ANNETTE KELLERMAN ONLINE EXHIBITION

24 September 2018

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is celebrating the achievements of Annette Kellerman with a new online exhibition titled Australia's Fearless Mermaid, including rare clips of Kellerman's famous underwater performances as well as one of her last ever interviews.

NOMINATIONS FOR SOUNDS OF AUSTRALIA 2018 CLOSE 16 SEPTEMBER

11 September 2018

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is asking the public their help to decide which iconic recordings should join our prestigious Sounds of Australia registry this year.

HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES EXHIBITION ARRIVES IN CANBERRA ON 10 AUGUST

19 June 2018

Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures, a new free exhibition celebrating the life and work of one of Australia’s most acclaimed and beloved actors, will arrive in Canberra on 10 August 2018, for a six month season at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).

RARE JIMMY BARNES FOOTAGE PUBLISHED IN NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION

28 May 2018

Four decades after the release of Cold Chisel's self-titled debut album, the NFSA is celebrating the career of iconic rock singer Jimmy Barnes with a new online exhibition titled Working Class Man, which includes a grab bag of rarely-seen interviews, performances and photos.

NFSA FINDS LOST EPISODE OF CULT UK TV DRAMA FEATURING SECOND DOCTOR WHO ACTOR

21 November 2017

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has found and restored a ‘lost’ 1960 episode of the British police drama No Hiding Place (featuring future Doctor Who Patrick Troughton) in its vast television collection.

STARSTRUCK: AUSTRALIAN MOVIE PORTRAITS OPENS

10 November 2017

Visitors will be left in awe with the National Portrait Gallery and National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s (NFSA) new star-studded exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

INXS, JOHN PAUL YOUNG AND OTHER ICONS JOIN SOUNDS OF AUSTRALIA

24 October 2017

There’s INXS in there, and John Paul Young as well… Ten recordings have been added to the NFSA’s Sounds of Australia, recognised for their lasting impact on Australian culture – from a song about our most famous cricketer to Louie the Fly and the Play School theme!

STEP BACK INTO THE 80S WITH THE NFSA!

6 September 2017

We're celebrating 100 online collections with a 1980s special featuring outrageous fashions and TV classics such as Young Talent Time and It’s a Knockout.

CULTURAL LEADERS GATHER TO DISCUSS THE USER EXPERIENCE

28 August 2017

Who is using the world’s digital cultural collections, and how can we improve their experience? This is one of the questions that leading Australian and international cultural institutions will discuss at the 2017 Digital Directions conference in Canberra, on Thursday 19 October.

NFSA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF STRICTLY BALLROOM WITH ONLINE EXHIBITION

14 August 2017

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched Strictly Ballroom: Behind the Curtain, a new online exhibition to celebrate 25 years since the release of Baz Luhrmann’s debut film on 20 August 1992.

IF YOU LOVE MOVIES, YOU'LL LOVE STARSTRUCK

8 August 2017

In an unprecedented partnership, the National Portrait Gallery and National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) present a new star-studded exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

NFSA CALLS ON MUSIC LOVERS AND HISTORY BUFFS TO HAVE THEIR SAY

3 August 2017

To celebrate 10 years of Sounds of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is calling upon music lovers and history buffs to suggest this year’s additions for the prestigious honour list.

GREAT STRIKE OF 1917 BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE BY NFSA

31 July 2017

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will release The Great Strike, a rare censored film documenting one of Australia’s largest industrial conflicts.

DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS TO CELEBRATE NFSA RESTORATION OF SHAME IN MELBOURNE

12 July 2017

Actress Deborra-Lee Furness will join forces with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) to celebrate the digital restoration of the ground-breaking 1988 film Shame.

APPOINTMENT OF JAN MÜLLER AS NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE CEO AND BOARD REAPPOINTMENTS

4 July 2017

The Turnbull Government welcomes the appointment of Mr Jan Müller as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) for a four-year term. 

CELEBRATING 'THE KING' : GRAHAM KENNEDY, THE ONLINE EXHIBITION

22 May 2017

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is celebrating the life and work of ‘The King’ of Australian television, Graham Kennedy, with a new online exhibition featuring memorable, rare and personal clips, as well as tributes and artefacts that span his more than four-decade long career across radio, television and film.

COMING OF AGE CLASSIC AND GROUND-BREAKING DOCOS DIGITALLY RESTORED BY NFSA FOR SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE

10 May 2017

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia has digitally restored John Duigan’s 1987 hit The Year My Voice Broke, and the documentaries Rocking the Foundations and My Survival as an Aboriginal.

100-YEAR-OLD ANZAC FOOTAGE PUBLISHED BY NFSA

24 April 2017

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has published a selection of early 20th century films and songs online, to commemorate Anzac Day 2017. Highlights include a ‘mimic warfare’ training exercise in Sydney’s Moore Park, (with children running on the training battlefield); returned soldiers recovering in hospitals and supporting enlistment campaigns, and a 1916 cinema ad asking Australians to 'carve' Anzac Day 'deep-cut in the Calendar of Time'.

HUNTER REGION'S RAILWAY PAST, THE STAR OF NEW DOCUMENTARY

3 April 2017

Climb aboard this railway journey, and discover the NSW Hunter region’s history as a major transport network, with a new documentary published online by the NFSA.

SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE AT 85: THE ONLINE EXHIBITION

13 March 2017

NFSA publishes online exhibition to celebrate 85 years of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

RARE 1901 CRICKET FOOTAGE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE BY NFSA

22 February 2017

The NFSA has built a custom-made device in order to digitise and publish a rare ‘Kinora’ reel featuring 1901 footage of legendary cricketers K.S. Ranjitsinhji and C.B.Fry.

HISTORIC TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL RECORDINGS CELEBRATED BY AUSTRALIAN MEMORY OF THE WORLD

8 February 2017

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is proud to announce the induction of the 1899-1903 Fanny Cochrane Smith Tasmanian Aboriginal recordings into the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

SEARCH FOR NEW CEO AT THE NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE

14 November 2016

The Board of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will conduct an international search for a new CEO to lead the unique national cultural institution.

DISCOVER A NEW WAY TO EXPERIENCE AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST AUDIOVISUAL COLLECTION ONLINE!

14 November 2016

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched a new website where Australians can discover their national audiovisual collection in exciting ways!

DIGITAL AGE LEADERS GATHER IN CANBERRA TO SAVE CULTURAL COLLECTIONS

26 October 2016

In a time of rapid technological growth, how do you manage an ever-growing cultural collection?

DARLING HARBOUR'S RAILWAY PAST COMES TO LIFE

11 October 2016

A documentary showcasing Darling Harbour as a busy railway goods yard, long before it became one of Sydney’s main destinations for recreation and entertainment, has been published online (http://bit.ly/SteamontheHarbour) by the NFSA.

PY MEDIA NAMED RECIPIENT OF 2016 INDIGENOUS REMOTE ARCHIVAL FELLOWSHIP

30 September 2016

South Australian production company Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Media (PY Media) has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Indigenous Remote Archival Fellowship, which will empower them to archive and preserve their invaluable audiovisual collection.

FELLOWSHIP TO SUPPORT PRESERVATION OF AUDIOVISUAL INDIGENOUS HERITAGE

29 August 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations in remote Australia can now apply to receive support and be empowered to archive and preserve their audiovisual cultural heritage.

COUNTDOWN TO SOUNDS OF AUSTRALIA!

9 August 2016

The countdown is on! Australians have two weeks to nominate their favourite songs, radio programs, etc. for this year’s Sounds of Australia – our nation’s ultimate selection of historically, culturally and artistically important sound recordings.