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Dec 2013

Vale Andrew Plain

Andrew Plain - sound designer, sound editor and supervising sound editor - died on 13 December. Jennifer Balcomb and the NFSA's Imelda Cooney pay tribute.

By Imelda Cooney / 17 Dec 2013
Sound
Nov 2013

1896 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Curator Sally Jackson researches famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

By Sally Jackson / 1 Nov 2013
Film

Melbourne Cup fashion, 1896

Famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

By Sally Jackson / 1 Nov 2013
Film
Photographs
Oct 2013

Excursion to London

The Excursion to London panorama toy is a pre-cinema artefact that reveals much about the intimacy of 19th century family life.

By Itzell Tazzyman / 23 Oct 2013
Object

Kids' parties

We celebrate Home Movie Day (19 October) with a home movie time capsule about kid's parties (1909 to 1950).

By Beth Taylor / 17 Oct 2013
Film

Wrong Side of the Road gathering

The NFSA’s Indigenous Collections team worked hard to bring about a special reunion at the Sydney Film Festival last month. The premiere of the digital restoration of the film Wrong Side of the Road was too good an opportunity to miss.

By Peter White / 11 Oct 2013
Film
Sep 2013

Hollywood in Australia: Part 3

In part three, Jeannette Delamoir considers what Franklyn Barrett's 1925 tour of Far North Queensland with The Ten Commandments tells us about Barrett, film attendance and regional Australian audiences.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 2

In part two, Jeannette Delamoir describes filmmaker Franklyn Barrett's preparations for, and staging of, a live prologue to The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 1

Hollywood, local filmmakers and regional Australia intersect in the story of Franklyn Barrett's touring of a live prologue to Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Canberra Raiders

The coming of spring means one thing to Australia's NRL fans ... Finals!

By Bronwyn Barnett / 9 Sep 2013
Television