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Sep 2014

Donation of rare disc

The first known Australian to make a commercially released recording, the long forgotten Syria Lamonte, is now preserved by the NFSA thanks to the kind donation of an 1898 recording acquired by Roger Neill.

By Tamara Osicka / 15 Sep 2014
Object
Sound
Aug 2014

Vale Peter Sculthorpe

The music of Peter Sculthorpe has influenced three generations of Australians more deeply than we perhaps realise.

By Jenny Gall / 14 Aug 2014
Sound

Baz Luhrmann's 'lost' project

Film historian and writer Jeannette Delamoir uncovers the truth behind 'Crocodile Creek', a community musical that unfolds amidst the 1867 anti-Chinese riots at the Crocodile Creek goldfield.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 6 Aug 2014
Sound
Jul 2014

Priscilla's universal charm

Executive producer Rebel Penfold-Russell talks about the universal appeal of 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 24 Jul 2014
Film

Do Frenchmen play Cricket?

Film curator Sally Jackson investigates the makers of the world's first cricket films, shot in Australia in 1897.

By Sally Jackson / 3 Jul 2014
Film
Photographs
Jun 2014

Rare AFL footage released

The NFSA has released rare footage of one of Australian Rules football’s greatest players, Essendon forward John Coleman. Film curator Simon Smith made the discovery.

By Simon Smith / 6 Jun 2014
Film

Performance review

Dr Jennifer Gall, Manager Research Programs, introduces Anna Haebich and her work profiling the NFSA's holdings relating to Aboriginal performing arts in Western Australia.

By Jenny Gall / 4 Jun 2014
May 2014

West Australian Aboriginal Performing Arts

Anna Haebich, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in Perth, showcases West Australian Aboriginal performing arts and the plays, music, dance and festivals in the NFSA collection.

By Anna Haebich / 20 May 2014
Film
Posters
Sound
Mar 2014

All hail Queen Priscilla!

The big pink bus turned 20 and the NFSA threw a party to celebrate two decades of one of Australia's most beloved films.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 6 Mar 2014
Film
Feb 2014

David Bridie

David Bridie, one of the most distinctive voices and songwriters in Australian music, will launch the NFSA’s 100 Seats program – a unique, intimate session with renowned performers exploring their ideas and their art, limited to 100 tickets.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 13 Feb 2014
Sound