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Oct 2021

Amateur Cine Societies

For World Home Movie Day 2021, curator Heather Gill highlights the work of Australia's amateur cine societies.

By Heather Gill / 14 Oct 2021
Film

Hey Hey... It's 50 Years!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s most successful TV variety program, we are sharing some rarely seen sequences from 1970s episodes of Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971–2010), including the earliest known surviving colour footage from 1975.

By Simon Smith / 7 Oct 2021
Television
Sep 2021

Striking Led Zeppelin Gold

The NFSA has unearthed a rare interview with the late John Bonham from Led Zeppelin. The interview is a centrepiece of the new authorised documentary, Becoming Led Zeppelin.

By Nicola Gage / 13 Sep 2021
Film
Radio
Sound
Jul 2021

Vale John Cornell

A tribute to John Cornell, the talented writer and highly respected business visionary, who has passed away at age 80.

By Gayle Lake / 26 Jul 2021
Film
Television

Aboriginal Flag 50th anniversary

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first raising of the Aboriginal flag in July 1971, proud Kamilaroi yinarr (woman) Cheree Toka writes about what the Aboriginal flag means to her.

By Cheree Toka / 7 Jul 2021
Television

David Gulpilil home movie

This never-before-seen home movie footage of David Gulpilil dancing in 1979 was recently donated to the NFSA.

By Beth Taylor / 5 Jul 2021
Film
Photographs

Eagle Rock

A rarely-seen experimental colourised version of Daddy Cool’s film clip for 'Eagle Rock' has been found and restored by the NFSA.

By Simon Smith / 5 Jul 2021
Film
Oral History
Sound

The Corricks in Tasmania

NFSA curator Jillian Mackenzie writes about the Ten Days on the Island festival where she took the newly digitised Corrick Collection on tour.

By Jillian Mackenzie / 1 Jul 2021
Film
Jun 2021

Wake in Fright: 50 years on

Author, columnist and film and TV critic Luke Buckmaster examines the enduring themes of Wake in Fright, 50 years after the film's release in 1971.

By Luke Buckmaster / 30 Jun 2021
Film

Wake in Fright: 2009 Restoration

For years the negative of Wake in Fright (1971) was thought to be lost forever. Here is the story behind the restoration and re-release of the classic Australian film.

By Peter Galvin / 24 Jun 2021
Film