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Jun 2022

The Abandoned Wallabies UK Tour of 1939

This rare home movie footage from 1939 features the Australian rugby union team en route to the UK – and a tour that would never take place because of the outbreak of war.

By Heather Gill / 29 Jun 2022
Film

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

Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Johnny Milner takes a closer look at tennis legend Evonne Goolagong-Cawley's career – from Barellan to Wimbledon.

By Johnny Milner / 10 Jun 2022
Film
May 2022

Deep Dive: David Stratton – My Favourite Movies

Listen to David Stratton in conversation at the NFSA with Alex Sloan about his new book, My Favourite Movies, in February 2022.

By Travis Green / 3 May 2022
Film
Sound
Mar 2022

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

Ozploitation!

Johnny Milner takes a look at the low-budget Australian genre filmmaking of the 1970s and 1980s.

By Johnny Milner / 21 Feb 2022
Film
Jan 2022

Deep Dive: Lion and Lioness

Listen to Alex Sloan in conversation at the NFSA with Sue and Saroo Brierley. They talk about how Saroo's life became the film Lion and also Sue's book Lioness, a prequel of sorts to her son's story.

By Travis Green / 14 Jan 2022
Film
Sound

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

1970s Music Festivals

Music festivals in the 1970s offered unprecedented opportunities for enterprising promoters and homegrown musicians, and were spaces where participants enacted ideals of counterculture and community building.

Film
Sound