For a decade in the 1930s and 40s, Mavis Ripper was Australia's leading film costume designer.
Explore the world of film costumes with designer Marion Boyce.
See the newly digitised and last-known images of the extinct thylacine, from 1935.
A determined son found footage of his mother’s gold medal win at the 1972 Paralympics in the NFSA collection.
Caitlyn LeRoy, who works at the NFSA, discovers early footage of her family and place of birth in the collection.
A visit to the NFSA gave one family history researcher the chance to learn more about the adventures of her great uncle in the early 1920s.
An Ancient History professor explored her own past when she watched an episode of a quiz show she'd participated in as a child.
Three siblings starred in a film. Forty years later, they watched themselves on screen for the first time.
Vale Jimmy Hannan, who passed away on 7 January 2019, at the age of 84. We celebrate his life and work, and acknowledge his kind donation to the NFSA.
Dr Charles Gower was delighted to watch himself in a government documentary, 45 years after it was filmed.
We recently helped Tatiana Leskova, a 95-year-old ballerina, view a Ballet Russes performance from almost 80 years ago.
Audiences are about to discover the man behind the camera in the NFSA’s new exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures.
Mubina Patanwala grew up knowing her aunt Asha was famous, but never expected to find her in the NFSA collection.
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