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Jun 2017

Feminist rockers you've never heard about

What would be the 'soundtrack of Australian feminist activism' of the 1970s? Sound Curator Nick Henderson has the answer.

Nick Henderson
Sound
Aug 2016

The Fairlight Sampling Synthesizer

In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!

Beth Taylor
Object

Hephzibah

Roz Barker reveals the link between Aspro headache tablets and world-famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin and his sister Hephzibah.

Roz Barker
Sound
Television

Staff Profile: Jennifer Gall

Meet Jenny Gall, Assistant Curator - Documents and Artefacts, who has a passion for the performing arts, an obsession with textiles and a love of musical instruments.

Adam Blackshaw
Object
Oct 2015

Lillian Roxon: Rocking with the stars in the 70s

Australian journalist Lillian Roxon was a pioneer when it came to giving rock music the serious attention it deserved.

Beth Taylor
Radio
Sound
Aug 2014

National Indigenous Music Awards 2014

Brenda Gifford from the Indigenous Connections team talks about the recent National Indigenous Music Awards and the NFSA Indigenous Oral Histories program.

Brenda Gifford
Sound
May 2014

Black and deadly

Sophia Sambono, Curator Indigenous Collections, surveys the black and deadly women of Australian music, from Fanny Cochrane Smith in the 1890s to Jessica Mauboy in the 21st century.

Clair Hurford
Sound

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.

Anna Haebich
Film
Posters
Sound
Jan 2014

Surf music summer

The summer of 1963-64 was the summer of surf music in Australia.

Kylie Doherty
Sound
Aug 2013

Bringing records back to life

Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.

Miguel Gonzalez
Object
Sound