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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
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

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

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
Oct 2021

The Beginnings of Television

In the first of a five-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker looks at the vital – and often unrecognised – role that women played in bringing the first Australian TV programs to air.

By Jeannine Baker / 11 Oct 2021
Documents
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Women Technicians

In the second of a five-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker shares stories of some of the women who excelled in technical production areas during the early years of Australian television.

By Jeannine Baker / 11 Oct 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television