The Australasian Gazette newsreels held at the NFSA span over three decades and capture political and national events, sport and entertainment.
Thousands of classic European film stills and portraits from the beginning of cinema to the 1930s are now preserved at the NFSA.
Harry Julius' cartoons often commented on the events of the First World War and served as propaganda for the Allied war effort.
This sample of collection items highlights the people of Darwin and some of the major events in the history of Australia's most northerly capital city.
The Lumière Collection includes some of the oldest footage in the NFSA collection: over 30 short films made in 1899.
Ballarat in Victoria has a rich history and this collection features footage dating back to 1901.
Malcolm is a beloved Australian comedy from 1986 about a mechanical genius played by Colin Friels.