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Jun 2022

Australians in Hollywood: Oral Histories

We dive deep into the NFSA Oral History collection to present stories about leading stars and filmmakers featured in our Australians & Hollywood exhibition.

By Sean O'Brien / 27 Jun 2022
Oral History
Apr 2022

Regional TV in Australia

People living in regional areas on the east coast of Australia began receiving television for the first time in late 1961 and throughout 1962.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 27 Apr 2022
Television
Mar 2022

Vale Shane Warne

Commemorating the passing of Shane Warne, Australian cricketing legend, with some highlights from his career.

By Jeff Wray / 30 Mar 2022
Television

Harbour Bridge Opening

When the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932, Cinesound Productions' newsreel secured the scoop of a lifetime.

By Beth Taylor / 17 Mar 2022
Film
Photographs
Feb 2022

Women's and Children's Programs

In the fourth of a 5-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker reveals some of the women who shaped and redefined television content for women and children.

By Jeannine Baker / 28 Feb 2022
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Jan 2022

Deep Dive: The Witch of Kings Cross

Listen to a Q&A with director Sonia Bible at Arc cinema in 2021, after a screening of her documentary The Witch of Kings Cross.

By Karina Libbey / 13 Jan 2022
Film
Sound
Dec 2021

Top Content for 2021

What got our audiences clicking in 2021? Here's a rundown of our most popular new content of the year.

By Mel Bondfield / 17 Dec 2021
Film
Radio
Sound
Television

Rare 1921 Cricket Footage Discovered

The NFSA has identified rare footage of the 1920–21 Ashes Test series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

By Jeff Wray / 10 Dec 2021
Film
Nov 2021

Calling the shots

In the third of a five-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker celebrates some of the female producers and directors working in Australian television in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

By Jeannine Baker / 29 Nov 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Easybeats on Top of the Pops

A clip of the Easybeats performing 'Friday on My Mind' on British television's Top of the Pops in 1966 has been rediscovered.

By Simon Smith / 23 Nov 2021
Film
Television