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Dec 2012

Dave Brubeck in Australia

Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck died earlier this month at the age of 91. Sound archivist Graham McDonald recently found some Messages to Australia that were recorded by Brubeck for radio in 1962.

By Graham McDonald / 19 Dec 2012
Sound

100 years of fun at Luna Park!

Luna Park Melbourne is 100 years old! Collection Access Officer Siobhan Dee explores a new film compilation to celebrate the iconic park's birthday.

By Siobhan Dee / 7 Dec 2012
Film
Oct 2012

Dying light: Corrick Collection

The team from the NFSA’s Motion Picture Laboratory describe the lessons learned from tinting the Corrick Collection films.

By Steve Clark / 27 Oct 2012
Film

Dying light: tinted film projects

The NFSA’s collection includes early coloured films, many of which are tinted and have been restored by the team from the NFSA's Motion Picture Laboratory.

By Steve Clark / 26 Oct 2012
Film

Dying light: Restoring tinted films

The team from the NFSA's Motion Picture Laboratory share their research about using traditional dyes and techniques to restore tinted films.

By Steve Clark / 25 Oct 2012
Film

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
May 2012

Networking

Nick Herd drew on the NFSA collection to research his new book, Networking, which places the history of Australian commercial television in its proper context.

By Nick Herd / 21 May 2012
Television
Apr 2012

Vale Jimmy Little

A true gentleman and artist, Jimmy Little’s contribution to the Australian music industry and Indigenous music is immeasurable. Brenda Gifford knew not only the myth, but also the man.

By Brenda Gifford / 3 Apr 2012
Sound