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May 2013

1950 TV prophecies

NFSA Manager, National Media Miguel Gonzalez discovered an article written by Ken G Hall in 1950, about the future of television. The legendary Australian filmmaker was right about most of his predictions!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 20 May 2013
Television

Shooting 'Demonstrator', 1970

Behind-the-scenes glimpses of a film shot in Canberra in the forefront of the Australian film revival of the 1970s.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 2 May 2013
Television
Apr 2013

Disaster management

Audiovisual Conservation Assistant Kerry Yates recently attended a workshop in New Zealand on 'Collection Emergency Management in Large-Scale Disasters'.

By Kerry Yates / 16 Apr 2013
Film

Canberra’s Greatest Hoax, 1969

How did a tiny advertisement in the Classifieds section of The Canberra Times on 2 September 1969 lead to ‘Canberra’s Greatest Hoax'?

By Bronwyn Barnett / 11 Apr 2013
Television

The Marvellous Corricks

Film curators Jillian Mackenzie and Jennifer Coombes introduced eight short films from the Marvellous Corrick Family at last week's National Folk Festival.

By Jillian Mackenzie / 5 Apr 2013
Film
Mar 2013

Tharwa Bridge Centenary, 1995

Ten News captures the 1995 re-enactment of the opening of Tharwa Bridge to mark the centenary of the ACT's oldest bridge.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 28 Mar 2013
Television

Canberra Week, 1974

On Saturday 16 March 1974 an enthusiastic crowd saw Aunty Jack crowned Queen of Canberra.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 27 Mar 2013
Television
Nov 2012

2012 Ken G Hall Award

The NFSA has chosen Susanne Chauvel Carlsson as the recipient of the 2012 Ken G Hall Film Preservation Award.

Film
Oct 2012

Reflections on Puberty Blues

The recent Puberty Blues (2012) TV series reminds NFSA Television curator Frances Baldwin of watching the 1981 film version and receiving material from the film as an archivist in 1986.

By Frances Baldwin / 17 Oct 2012
Television
Aug 2012

Australian film adaptations

What are the must-see Australian adaptation films? We asked NFSA staff to nominate their favourites.

By Morgyn Phillips / 13 Aug 2012
Film