In 1929, Hoyts took the latest 'talking pictures' technology on tour to regional Australia.
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.
In 1929, Hoyts – with help from Studebaker and the Shell Oil Company – loaded cinema sound equipment onto a truck so regional Australia could experience the latest in 'talking pictures'.
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The NFSA has unearthed a rare scrapbook created by the McDonagh sisters around the release of their film 'The Far Paradise' in 1928.
For International Women's Day, we present a portrait of the pioneering Australian filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters – Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis.
Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?
A determined son found footage of his mother’s gold medal win at the 1972 Paralympics in the NFSA collection.
A recently donated film reveals the only known colour footage of Sir Donald Bradman playing cricket.
In February 1965, Dr 'Kumantjayi’ (Charlie) Perkins AO led students from the University of Sydney on a 'freedom ride’ through rural NSW to expose racial segregation in Australia.
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