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Aug 2013

Richard III

A Shakespeare adaptation directed by an Australian filmmaker was the world's first internet film. Miguel Gonzalez looks at Philippe Mora's 1996 prophecies.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 29 Aug 2013
Film

Help the NFSA's waifs and strays

Our experts know a lot about our collection, but sometimes even they need help from the public. Can you identify these images?

By Miguel Gonzalez / 26 Aug 2013
Photographs

The legacy of Hector Crawford

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hector Crawford in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, it is timely to reflect upon his contribution to Australia’s cultural life.

By Helen Tully / 14 Aug 2013
Documents
Oral History
Television

Bringing records back to life

Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 9 Aug 2013
Object
Sound

Digitise or Perish

Rick Prelinger and Paula Le Dieu discuss the exciting challenges and opportunities cultural institutions face in the digital age.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 8 Aug 2013
Film

Skippy and colour TV

Monaro Mall revolutionised '60s shopping in Canberra. Star attractions included Skippy and an early glimpse of colour television.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 7 Aug 2013
Television

Vale Judy Adamson

Graham Shirley and Meg Labrum celebrate the life and work of Judy Adamson.

By Meg Labrum / 7 Aug 2013
Film

Wurlitzer 1015 Jukebox

Film, documents and artefacts curator Jillian Mackenzie lifts the lid on a 1947 Wurlitzer Jukebox from the NFSA collection.

By Jillian Mackenzie / 6 Aug 2013
Object