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Nov 2019

Welcome to Television: A Mystery

For World Television Day on 21 November, curator Simon Smith investigates the surviving footage of Australian television's opening night.

By Simon Smith / 18 Nov 2019
Television
Aug 2019

John Farnham's Early Years

Before he was 'Whispering Jack', John Farnham was a teen idol named Johnny who was crowned 'King of Pop' five times.

By Mel Bondfield / 16 Aug 2019
Sound
Television
Jul 2019

John Farnham Trivia

Have you explored our John Farnham online exhibition yet? We share some fascinating facts and fun trivia about the music superstar.

By Mel Bondfield / 22 Jul 2019
Sound
Jun 2019

Celebrating 'The Voice'

Celebrating the illustrious career of John Farnham, a legend of the Australian music industry, with our new online exhibition.

By Mel Bondfield / 24 Jun 2019
Sound
Television
Jul 2018

Jane Campion: a portrait

Jane Campion's bold and unconventional work has been acclaimed around the world. 

By Richard Kuipers / 27 Jul 2018
Film
Photographs
Television
Nov 2017

World Television Day 2017

This year, we're marking World Television Day on 21 November by sharing two recent ‘finds’ in the NFSA’s vast television collection.

By Simon Smith / 20 Nov 2017
Television
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 2016

A homemade TV

Television is celebrating 60 years in Australia this week. Did you know that in TV’s early days, a number of talented people built their own TV sets at home?

By Jenny Gall / 12 Sep 2016
Object
Television
Aug 2016

Filming Gallipoli

On the anniversary of the release of 'Gallipoli' in August 1981, we share this appearance of director Peter Weir and actors Mel Gibson and David Argue on the popular The Mike Walsh Show.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 30 Aug 2016
Film
Television