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May 2012

West Australian time capsule

It's Western Australia's time to shine as we look at a selection of films made about the sunny state from 1907-1972.

By Beth Taylor / 15 May 2012
Film
Dec 2011

Keeping Our Story

A personal perspective on the early days of remote Indigenous media groups.

By Chris Guster / 21 Dec 2011
Film
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television

Outback on screen: Part 2

Graham Shirley continues his exploration of the rich diversity of Australian cinematic representations and interpretations of the outback.

By Graham Shirley / 6 Dec 2011
Film

Outback on screen: Part 1

Films set in the outback have been central to an imagining of Australia for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous filmmakers.

By Graham Shirley / 5 Dec 2011
Film
Nov 2011

Ten Canoes

The everyday lives of a group of Sydney private school girls, a renowned film director and an Indigenous actress couldn't be any more different, yet they all found some common ground through the NFSA Connects program.

By Imelda Cooney / 21 Nov 2011
Film

2011: the year of Aussie drama

TV acquisitions curator Helen Tully looks at the current and past state of Australian-produced television drama.

By Helen Tully / 21 Nov 2011
Oral History
Television
Oct 2011

Happy 100th, Mr Hinde!

Much-loved Australian film critic John Hinde would have turned 100 today. NFSA Library manager Jan Thurling celebrates the radio and TV personality on his anniversary.

By Jan Thurling / 26 Oct 2011
Film
Television
Apr 2011

NFSA Connects with the Moon

Rachel Perkins and Paul Kelly discuss 'One Night The Moon' with students via web conference.

By Imelda Cooney / 1 Apr 2011
Film
Mar 2011

RMS Queen Mary in Sydney

In early 1940, with Australia less than a year into World War 2, a 17-year-old George Shirley used his father’s 16 mm movie camera to film two grand visitors to Sydney Harbour.

By George Shirley / 2 Mar 2011
Film
Jul 2010

Museums and Restitution

I recently presented a paper at the International Conference on Museums and Restitution hosted by the Manchester Museum, UK.

By Sophia Sambono / 15 Jul 2010