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Jan 2018

NFSA Restores: The Cheaters

Restoring 'The Cheaters', a 1929 silent film by the pioneering McDonagh sisters.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Oct 2017

Berlei's Beauty in the Balance

Berlei cinema and television advertisements and educational glass slides from the 1920s to the 1960s offer a window onto Australian fashion and social mores.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object
Sep 2017

Cinema Art poster collection

Cinema Art Films brought many notable foreign productions to Australia between 1927 and 1932. We've acquired original posters for a selection of their releases.

Beck Martin
Posters
Dec 2016

2016 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2016?

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Television

He used to give me roses...

We take you back to Wentworth Detention Centre to celebrate 30 years since the final episode of the iconic Aussie soap.

Miguel Gonzalez
Television
Nov 2016

Jimmy Hannan: a winning smile

The Gold Logie-winning entertainer Jimmy Hannan recently donated a wealth of memorabilia to the NFSA.

Beth Taylor
Photographs
Sound
Television

TV discoveries

As part of the NFSA's celebrations of 60 years of Australian television, enjoy rare clips of The Bee Gees, Johnny O'Keefe and Frank Thring.

Helen Tully
Television
Sep 2016

Dennis Cometti

An insight into Dennis Cometti's 40-year career in sports broadcasting.

Adam Blackshaw
Oral History

Welcome to television

60 years ago, one sentence ‘Good evening and welcome to television’, marked the commencement of regular television transmission in Australia.

Helen Tully
Documents
Oral History
Television

Story of a homemade TV

Television is celebrating 60 years in Australia this week. Did you know that in TV’s early days, a number of talented people built their own TV sets at home?

Jenny Gall
Object
Television