Discover the stories behind some of Australia's beloved – and also lesser-known – national treasures.
With the news of the passing of Don Burrows, Australia has lost a giant and pioneer of modern Australian jazz.
See highlights from a 1920s movie scrapbook focused on the work of the filmmaking McDonagh sisters.
Through our Newscaf program, we share footage of some of the famous stars who love the Opera House – including Oprah Winfrey and Jackie Chan.
For World Home Movie Day on 20 October we share early colour home movies of Sydney and San Francisco from award-winning filmmaker and NFSA Ambassador, Anthony Buckley.
Photographs, news and home movie footage capture the excitement of the opening of the Sydney Opera House, 45 years ago on 20 October 1973.
Jennifer Coombes looks at costume sketches and continuity polaroids of Heath Ledger’s portrayal of Ned Kelly, as featured in the exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures at the NFSA.
Overcoming childhood adversity, Australian silent movie star Annette Kellerman took on the world – swimming, acting, performing and writing herself into the history books.
As part of our Newscaf series, we revisit the moment 25 years ago when Sydney won the right to host the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.
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.
Listen to a 1966 interview with Australian composer Ron Grainer, who wrote the memorable theme music for Doctor Who.
Heath Ledger’s career and life were tragically cut short, but his international success and the calibre of his performances will endure the test of time.
We've recently acquired a die-cast model of a Cinesound Film Unit FJ Holden panel van, similar to that featured in the classic Australian film Newsfront.
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