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May 2013

Shooting 'Demonstrator', 1970

Behind-the-scenes glimpses of a film shot in Canberra in the forefront of the Australian film revival of the 1970s.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 2 May 2013
Television
Apr 2013

Vale Chrissy Amphlett

The NFSA remembers the significant contribution made by Chrissy Amphlett to Australian music and popular culture.

By Graham McDonald / 23 Apr 2013
Sound

Canberra’s Greatest Hoax, 1969

How did a tiny advertisement in the Classifieds section of The Canberra Times on 2 September 1969 lead to ‘Canberra’s Greatest Hoax'?

By Bronwyn Barnett / 11 Apr 2013
Television
Mar 2013

Tharwa Bridge Centenary, 1995

Ten News captures the 1995 re-enactment of the opening of Tharwa Bridge to mark the centenary of the ACT's oldest bridge.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 28 Mar 2013
Television

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

Mildura Time Capsule

See how Mildura has changed in these films and recorded sound items from the NFSA's collection.

By Beth Taylor / 14 Feb 2013
Film
Sound

Grace Gibson

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the pioneering contribution of Grace Gibson.

By Maryanne Doyle / 12 Feb 2013
Radio
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
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
Jan 2012

Our heroes of the air

The decade after the end of the First World War was a period of great excitement in aviation and this was reflected by the popularity of aviator songs.

By Graham McDonald / 5 Jan 2012
Sound