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Dec 2012

Everything’s Connected

Musings leading to Sympathy for the Devil, King Kong and more.

Patricia Downes
Documents
Sound

Dave Brubeck in Australia

Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck died earlier this month at the age of 91. Sound archivist Graham McDonald recently found some Messages to Australia that were recorded by Brubeck for radio in 1962.

Graham McDonald
Sound

Waves from the Golden Age

Ken Berryman examines the legacy of the Once Upon A Wireless Oral History Project.

Ken Berryman
Oral History
Radio

Decolonising Screen Memory

Graham Shirley reports from the recent Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand conference in Melbourne.

Graham Shirley
Film

Vale Albie Thoms

Graham Shirley's tribute to Albie Thoms (28 Jul 1941 - 28 Nov 2012), filmmaker and advocate for an independent Australian cinema.

Graham Shirley
Film

Bradman in Canada

Simon Smith sheds light on The Australians in Toronto, a rare film of Sir Donald Bradman in action in Canada 80 years ago.

Simon Smith

100 years of fun at Luna Park!

Luna Park Melbourne is 100 years old! Collection Access Officer Siobhan Dee explores a new film compilation to celebrate the iconic park's birthday.

Siobhan Dee
Film
Nov 2012

Lights, Camera, Animation!

The NFSA onsite education team braves a TV studio to beam the history of animation to regional schools through videoconferencing, Amanda Paroz writes.

Amanda Paroz

2012 Ken G Hall Award

The NFSA has chosen Susanne Chauvel Carlsson as the recipient of the 2012 Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award.

Film

Regional TV: Colour to Digital

Bronwyn Barnett looks at the challenges faced by regional television from the late 1960s to the present.

Bronwyn Barnett
Television