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Jul 2017

Australian Artists Revealed

These film and sound portraits of famous Australian artists show the interconnected world of art in Australia.

By Beth Taylor / 24 Jul 2017
Film

Bobo

The NFSA recently acquired costumes, scrapbooks and other memorabilia recording the career of Hal Turner, who played one of the first recognisable children's characters on Australian television.

By Adam Blackshaw / 21 Jul 2017
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Graham Kennedy abroad

The story behind Graham Kennedy's overseas trip in July 1961, and his break from hosting 'In Melbourne Tonight'.

By Simon Smith / 19 Jul 2017
Photographs
Television

Pathé's vertical groove

We recently acquired a small collection of seven rare Pathé vertical-cut disc records featuring recordings by Melbourne-born music hall star Billy Williams.

By Nick Henderson / 14 Jul 2017
Object
Sound

Learning to Drive

These road safety films from the 1950s to 1980s offer a full tank of vintage car delight.

By Beth Taylor / 10 Jul 2017
Film

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