Feb 2017

Radio Amateur Hour

We're celebrating UNESCO's World Radio Day with Australia's Amateur Hour (1940-1958), 'the largest radio show of all'.

By Chris Arneil / 13 Feb 2017
Radio
Sound

Fanny's Memory of the World

Fanny Cochrane Smith's Tasmanian Aboriginal recordings have been inscribed in the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

By Rod Butler / 8 Feb 2017
Sound

Jan 2017

Ronald Ryan: The Last Man Hanged

Ronald Ryan was the last man hanged in Australia, 50 years ago on 3 February 1967.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 30 Jan 2017
Television

Remembering Daddy Cool

We look back at the legacy of Daddy Cool, a band which delivered many firsts for Australian music.

By Karen Hewitt / 16 Jan 2017
Photographs
Sound
Television

Debbie Reynolds in Australia

The NFSA collection includes several Australian television appearances of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016).

By Miguel Gonzalez / 11 Jan 2017
Television

The making of Storm Boy

Rare behind-the-scenes footage from the Storm Boy shoot shows the team effort involved in making this magical film.

By Beth Taylor / 5 Jan 2017
Film

Dec 2016

2016 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2016?

By Adam Blackshaw / 23 Dec 2016
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Television

2016: A-list visitors and big crowds!

Here are just some of the events we presented in 2016.

By Adam Blackshaw / 22 Dec 2016
Film
Object
Oral History
Sound
Television

He used to give me roses...

We take you back to Wentworth Detention Centre to celebrate 30 years since the final episode of the iconic Aussie soap.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 12 Dec 2016
Television

Marvellous Melbourne

Take a step back in time and discover the charm of Melbourne more than a century ago.

By Jemma Pietrus / 9 Dec 2016
Film