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Jun 2015

Darwin time capsule

Discover the history of Darwin, Northern Territory through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 29 Jun 2015
Film
Sep 2014

Australian style

Watch three amateur films from the 1950s and 60s on the theme of 'fashion’.

By Tara Marynowsky / 15 Sep 2014
Film
Jul 2014

Do Frenchmen play Cricket?

Film curator Sally Jackson investigates the makers of the world's first cricket films, shot in Australia in 1897.

By Sally Jackson / 3 Jul 2014
Film
Photographs
Jun 2014

Rare AFL footage released

The NFSA has released rare footage of one of Australian Rules football’s greatest players, Essendon forward John Coleman. Film curator Simon Smith made the discovery.

By Simon Smith / 6 Jun 2014
Film
May 2014

Ernest Singer home movies

In partnership with the St Kilda Film Festival, the NFSA presents six of Ernest Singer’s 16mm home movies from the 1950s, projected on the big screen for the very first time.

By Simon Smith / 21 May 2014
Film
Sep 2013

Canberra Raiders

The coming of spring means one thing to Australia's NRL fans ... Finals!

By Bronwyn Barnett / 9 Sep 2013
Television
May 2013

1950 TV prophecies

NFSA Manager, National Media Miguel Gonzalez discovered an article written by Ken G Hall in 1950, about the future of television. The legendary Australian filmmaker was right about most of his predictions!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 20 May 2013
Television

Southern Queensland time capsule

Discover the history of Southern Queensland through these films and songs from the NFSA collection.

By Beth Taylor / 2 May 2013
Feb 2013

Mildura Time Capsule

See how Mildura has changed in these films and recorded sound items from the NFSA's collection.

By Beth Taylor / 14 Feb 2013
Film
Sound

Grace Gibson

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the pioneering contribution of Grace Gibson.

By Maryanne Doyle / 12 Feb 2013
Radio