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Oct 2017

Home movie memories

We mark Home Movie Day 2017 on 21 October with a curated collection of films from the NFSA collection.

Heather Gill
Film

Homicide facts

'Homicide' premiered on TV on 20 October 1964. Here's 10 things you didn't know about the classic crime drama.

Simon Smith
Television

Vinyl Lounge turns 4

Our free monthly Vinyl Lounge celebrated its 4th birthday on 6 October, with a memorable evening that included great music, delicious cake and a very special guest.

Amanda Diaz
Sound

Berlei's Beauty in the Balance

Berlei cinema and television advertisements and educational glass slides from the 1920s to the 1960s offer a window onto Australian fashion and social mores.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object

Monkey Gripping Radio

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Helen Garner’s first novel, Monkey Grip.

Maryanne Doyle
Radio

John O'Connell

When it comes to dance and choreography, John 'Cha Cha' O'Connell needs no introduction.

Mel Bondfield
Film
Sep 2017

AFL, 1933: Wave the two flags!

Footage of a 1933 AFL face-off between Victorian and South Australian teams gives us rare glimpses of two goal-kicking legends.

Simon Smith
Film

Cinema Art poster collection

Cinema Art Films brought many notable foreign productions to Australia between 1927 and 1932. We've acquired original posters for a selection of their releases.

Beck Martin
Posters

Rugby League highlights

With the 2017 Rugby League season drawing to a close, we present a curated collection of memorable rugby moments from the 20th century.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television

Killer cans and Babe: Making Optical Effects

Roger Cowland recalls his work in film optical effects on films like Babe and Mad Max.

Nathan Smith
Film
Oral History