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Mar 2013

Canberra Week, 1974

On Saturday 16 March 1974 an enthusiastic crowd saw Aunty Jack crowned Queen of Canberra.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 27 Mar 2013
Television
Feb 2013

Queenie Ashton

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the contributions of several pioneering women, starting with Queenie Ashton.

By Carla Teixeira / 12 Feb 2013
Radio
Dec 2012

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

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
Jul 2012

Dear Old London

As the world turns its attention to London, host city of the 2012 Olympic Games, Simon Smith explores an endearing travelogue of the city.

By Simon Smith / 30 Jul 2012
Film
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
Nov 2011

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
Sep 2011

Restoring the Corrick Collection

The story behind the NFSA restoration of more than 100 films and fragments in the Corrick Collection, which toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe between 1897 and 1914.

By Sally Jackson / 29 Sep 2011
Film
Object

On the road with the Corricks

From 1879-1914, the Australian-based Corrick Family Entertainers toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe showing repackaged and complete versions of the latest special effects, comedy and non-fiction films in black-and-white and dazzling colour.

By Sally Jackson / 29 Sep 2011
Film