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Sep 2018

A Portrait of Pearl

Jennifer Coombes explores the life of Pearl Schweig, an actress from the 1930s Cinesound casting books who features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

By Jennifer Coombes / 10 Sep 2018
Film
Object
Photographs
Aug 2018

The McDonagh Sisters

A portrait of the pioneering filmmakers, The McDonagh Sisters - Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis. NFSA Restores: The Cheaters screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2018.

By Graham Shirley / 9 Aug 2018
Film
Photographs
May 2018

Newscaf: Reconciliation Walk

A look back at the historic Walk for Reconciliation across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 28 May 2000, through footage from the NFSA News and Current Affairs Program.

By Mel Bondfield / 24 May 2018
Television
Apr 2018

Anzac films restored

The NFSA has supplied hundreds of ultra-high definition clips to the Sir John Monash Centre in France, including the restored The Digger Carries On (1919).

By Simon Drake / 23 Apr 2018
Film

Newscaf: Anzac Day

The First World War ended 100 years ago this year. We revisit Anzac Day through footage from the NFSA News and Current Affairs Program.

By Adam Blackshaw / 19 Apr 2018
Television

Famous Australian aviators

The first trans-Arctic flight took place 90 years ago. It's one of many memorable flying feats chronicled in our new Early Aviators curated collection.

By Jeff Wray / 9 Apr 2018
Film
Mar 2018

Rachel Ward on The Thorn Birds

To mark 35 years since the premiere of The Thorn Birds mini-series, we take a look at the original costume design sketches in the NFSA collection and talk to Rachel Ward.

By Tenille Hands / 26 Mar 2018
Object
Television

Newscaf: Female firsts

Looking back at some of the female firsts in Australian history as captured through the NFSA's Television News and Current Affairs Program (Newscaf).

By Beth Taylor / 7 Mar 2018
Television
Feb 2018

Characters and costumes

Jenny Gall takes a look at some classic Australian film costumes and how they've shaped the memorable characters who wore them.

By Jenny Gall / 9 Feb 2018
Film
Object
Jan 2018

Newscaf 30th Anniversary

We're celebrating 30 years of our News and Current Affairs Program in 2018 by revisiting the big news stories that captivated a generation.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 25 Jan 2018
Television