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Dec 2014

2014 at the NFSA, Part 2

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 2 includes wild sounds, rock stars, Indigenous music and Mardi Gras.

Adam Blackshaw
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television

2014 at the NFSA, Part 1

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 1 includes elephant heads, fake moustaches and the wild one.

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Posters
Sound

A Star Wars Connection

Grace Barrand, a recent volunteer at the NFSA’s Melbourne office, uncovers the surprising connection between Australia's first community TV station and 'Star Wars'.

Grace Barrand
Television
Nov 2014

The 1950s Melbourne art scene

Philippe Mora shares family home movies that feature rare footage of the Melbourne art scene of the 1950s.

Tara Marynowsky
Film

From Dingo to Divinyls

What do dingoes, 80s rock and an orgasmic opus have in common? They're all part of the 2014 Sounds of Australia!

Miguel Gonzalez
Sound

The magic of glass

Curator Itzell Tazzyman introduces 21st century audiences to the wonders of 19th century magic lanterns.

Itzell Tazzyman
Object
Oct 2014

The Adventures of Priscilla

What better way to finish our 'Priscilla' 20th anniversary celebration than a visit from Stephan Elliott and Rebel Penfold-Russell, bringing the film's key components with them?

Tara Marynowsky
Film

Phar Lap - Mighty Conqueror

A 1931 nitrate film about the champion racehorse Phar Lap has been donated to the NFSA.

Kathrin di Rocco
Film

Harry Julius

Film curator Sally Jackson writes about Australia's first cinema animations for the 2014 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October.

Sally Jackson
Film

50 years of Homicide

Groundbreaking Australian TV crime drama Homicide is 50. Broadcast curator Simon Smith celebrates with behind-the-scenes images, production documents and interviews from the show's history.

Simon Smith
Television