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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
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

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

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

Brisbane time capsule

Take a look at what makes Brisbane unique: from a house in a bridge pylon to Ekka and State of Origin memories.

By Beth Taylor / 4 Feb 2021
Film
Photographs
Television
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