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Feb 2022

Vale Glenn Wheatley

We mark the passing of Glenn Wheatley – musician and manager of talent including John Farnham, Little River Band and Delta Goodrem.

By Crispian Winsor / 3 Feb 2022
Oral History
Sound
Dec 2021

1970s Music Festivals

Music festivals in the 1970s offered unprecedented opportunities for enterprising promoters and homegrown musicians, and were spaces where participants enacted ideals of counterculture and community building.

Film
Sound

Mr Squiggle's Christmas cards

This collection of hand-illustrated greeting cards from Mr Squiggle creator Norman Hetherington to Pat Lovell is representative of a wonderful working friendship.

By Jessica Bolton / 14 Dec 2021
Documents
Television
Oct 2021

The Beginnings of Television

In the first of a five-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
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

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
Mar 2021

Vale Doug Parkinson

We mark the passing of Doug Parkinson, one of Australia's great vocalists.

By Thorsten Kaeding / 18 Mar 2021
Oral History
Sound
Jan 2021

Deep Dive: Brazen Hussies

Listen to a Q&A with the director of documentary Brazen Hussies (2020), Catherine Dwyer and influential feminist Elizabeth Reid.

By Johnny Milner / 28 Jan 2021
Film
Sound
Nov 2020

NFSA Stories: Explorer Jack Hides

The NFSA's Teilo Nicholls discovered a recording in the collection featuring the voice of his great uncle – a well-known explorer in Papua New Guinea in the 1930s.

By Amanda Diaz / 16 Nov 2020
Radio
Sound
Oct 2020

Dawn Swane

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

By Tara Marynowsky / 29 Oct 2020
Documents
Film
Photographs
Television