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Jul 2017

Australia's first gold record

What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.

By Nick Henderson / 6 Jul 2017
Documents
Sound
Feb 2017

Radio Amateur Hour

We're celebrating UNESCO's World Radio Day with Australia's Amateur Hour (1940-1958), 'the largest radio show of all'.

By Chris Arneil / 13 Feb 2017
Radio
Sound
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 7 Sep 2015
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Jul 2015

Tamworth Country Music Festival

The NFSA's Graham McDonald records Australian country music stars and emerging artists on lacquer disc at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 20 Jul 2015
Sound
Jan 2015

All roads lead to Tamworth

Indigenous Connections curator Brenda Gifford reports from the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

By Brenda Gifford / 28 Jan 2015
Sound
May 2014

Black and deadly women

Sophia Sambono, Curator Indigenous Collections, surveys the black and deadly women of Australian music, from Fanny Cochrane Smith in the 1890s to Jessica Mauboy in the 21st century.

By Clair Hurford / 23 May 2014
Sound
Jun 2013

Georgia Lee

The Indigenous collections team at the NFSA are celebrating the lives and careers of pioneer female Indigenous recording artists with the forthcoming ‘Black and Deadly’ exhibit in Canberra.

By Sophia Sambono / 11 Jun 2013
Sound
Apr 2013

100 years of Film Australia

A chronology of Film Australia - preserving and providing access to the nation’s documentary record for 100 years.

By Graham Shirley / 15 Apr 2013
Film
Sound
Television
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
Aug 2012

Poetry: alive and kicking

West Australian performance poet Kate Wilson discovered the world of performance poetry on YouTube, and now she's added her poetic voice to the global conversation.

By Beth Taylor / 10 Aug 2012
Sound