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Nov 2021

Calling the shots

In the third of a four-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker celebrates some of the female producers and directors working in Australian television in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

By Jeannine Baker / 29 Nov 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television

The Young Doctors

The Young Doctors made its debut on TCN 9 (Nine Network) on 8 November 1976, breaking new ground in medical drama.

By Helen Tully / 5 Nov 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Oct 2021

Australia’s First TV Game Show

For World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2021, the NFSA is sharing a publicly unseen 1953 game show pilot hosted by radio star Jack Davey.

By Simon Smith / 26 Oct 2021
Photographs
Television

The Beginnings of Television

In the first of a four-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker looks at the vital – and often unrecognised – role that women played in bringing the first Australian TV programs to air.

By Jeannine Baker / 11 Oct 2021
Documents
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Hey Hey... It's 50 Years!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s most successful TV variety program, we are sharing some rarely seen sequences from 1970s episodes of Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971–2010), including the earliest known surviving colour footage from 1975.

By Simon Smith / 7 Oct 2021
Television
Sep 2021

Striking Led Zeppelin Gold

The NFSA has unearthed a rare interview with the late John Bonham from Led Zeppelin. The interview is a centrepiece of the new authorised documentary, Becoming Led Zeppelin.

By Nicola Gage / 13 Sep 2021
Film
Radio
Sound
Jul 2021

Vale John Cornell

A tribute to John Cornell, the talented writer and highly respected business visionary, who has passed away at age 80.

By Gayle Lake / 26 Jul 2021
Film
Television

Aboriginal Flag 50th anniversary

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first raising of the Aboriginal flag in July 1971, proud Kamilaroi yinarr (woman) Cheree Toka writes about what the Aboriginal flag means to her.

By Cheree Toka / 7 Jul 2021
Television

Eagle Rock

A rarely-seen experimental colourised version of Daddy Cool’s film clip for 'Eagle Rock' has been found and restored by the NFSA.

By Simon Smith / 5 Jul 2021
Film
Oral History
Sound
Apr 2021

Young Talent Time rare footage

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of fan-favourite Young Talent Time with a look back at rare footage not aired since 1972.

By Beth Taylor / 29 Apr 2021
Television