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Nov 2021

Happy 100th Ginger Meggs

Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest-running comic strip character, has chalked up a century. The NFSA marks the milestone with newly digitised footage of Ginger and his creator James Charles Bancks.

By Mel Bondfield / 12 Nov 2021
Film
Television
May 2021

Dame Nellie Melba lost footage

In celebration of the 160th anniversary of Dame Nellie Melba’s birth, we reveal previously unseen private footage of Australia’s ‘Queen of Song’.

By Simon Smith / 13 May 2021
Film
Apr 2021

NFSA and STORYBOX

STORYBOX runs in Darling Square from 23 April to 30 June 2021, featuring original video works by NFSA.

By Rachael Priddel / 23 Apr 2021
Film
Mar 2021

Sydney Stories with Warren Fahey

Folklorist, author and performer Warren Fahey has produced an online series of Sydney Stories, featuring footage from the NFSA collection.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 26 Mar 2021
Film
Photographs
Television
Feb 2021

Exploring Australian Film Music

Explore one of the more under-appreciated dimensions of cinema through our Australian Film Music curated collection.

By Johnny Milner / 16 Feb 2021
Film
Oct 2020

NFSA Restores: The Cheaters

Restoring 'The Cheaters', a 1929 silent film by the pioneering McDonagh sisters.

By Tara Marynowsky / 12 Oct 2020
Film
Jul 2020

Sydney public transport

Sound and vision of Sydney public transport from trams, trains and buses to ferries, hydrofoil and monorail.

By Beth Taylor / 24 Jul 2020
Film
Sound
Apr 2020

Trams and Melbourne streets

Take a step back in time and discover the charm of Melbourne more than a century ago.

By Jemma Pietrus / 28 Apr 2020
Film

Anzac Day Marches

As public gatherings to commemorate Anzac Day in 2020 are not going ahead because of COVID-19, we're sharing home movies of marches from Anzac Day in 1933, 1946 and 1980.

By Heather Gill / 15 Apr 2020
Film

Talking Pictures on Tour

In 1929, Hoyts – with help from Studebaker and the Shell Oil Company – loaded cinema sound equipment onto a truck so regional Australia could experience the latest in 'talking pictures'.

By Nathan Smith / 1 Apr 2020
Film