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Director Pat Fiske shares how the landmark documentary came together.
What we collected in 2020 – including items about the bushfires and COVID-19.
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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.
A tribute to the pioneering Australian singer Helen Reddy, who has passed away at age 78.
Thorsten Kaeding pays tribute to Max Merritt, the New Zealand-born singer-songwriter and lead singer of Max Merritt & The Meteors.
In the late 1960s and early 70s, up-and-coming rock bands looked to find fame and win big by competing in the ultimate contest – Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds.
In November 1979, Australian band Mental As Anything released their debut album 'Get Wet' and launched a long career.
Before he was 'Whispering Jack', John Farnham was a teen idol named Johnny who was crowned 'King of Pop' five times.
Australian journalist Lillian Roxon was one of the first to take rock and punk music seriously.
Vale Jimmy Hannan, who passed away on 7 January 2019, at the age of 84. We celebrate his life and work, and acknowledge his kind donation to the NFSA.
Jennifer Coombes explores the life of Pearl Schweig, an actress from the 1930s Cinesound casting books who features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.
We've recently acquired a die-cast model of a Cinesound Film Unit FJ Holden panel van, similar to that featured in the classic Australian film Newsfront.
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