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Apr 2022

Regional TV in Australia

People living in regional areas on the east coast of Australia began receiving television for the first time in late 1961 and throughout 1962.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 27 Apr 2022
Mar 2022

Vale Shane Warne

Commemorating the passing of Shane Warne, Australian cricketing legend, with some highlights from his career.

By Jeff Wray / 30 Mar 2022
Feb 2022

Women's and Children's Programs

In the fourth of a 5-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker reveals some of the women who shaped and redefined television content for women and children.

By Jeannine Baker / 28 Feb 2022
Oral History
Jan 2022

Deep Dive: The Witch of Kings Cross

Listen to a Q&A with director Sonia Bible at Arc cinema in 2021, after a screening of her documentary The Witch of Kings Cross.

By Karina Libbey / 13 Jan 2022
Nov 2021

Calling the shots

In the third of a five-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker celebrates some of the female producers and directors working in Australian television in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

By Jeannine Baker / 29 Nov 2021
Oral History


For World Television Day 2021, the NFSA takes a close look at the news, current affairs and arts program Sunday on its 40th birthday.

By Richard Vorobieff / 13 Nov 2021


In the second of a 2-part series, senior video preservation specialist Richard Vorobieff pays homage to the Sunday program's innovative Hypothetical segment on the show's 40th anniversary.

By Richard Vorobieff / 13 Nov 2021

Behind Bert

Guest writer Doug Ackerly recalls his experiences working with Bert Newton on Good Morning Australia.

By Doug Ackerly / 11 Nov 2021

Vale Bert Newton

With an entertainment career that spanned 7 decades, Bert Newton will be remembered as one of this country’s biggest ever stars.

By Mel Bondfield / 2 Nov 2021
Oct 2021

Australia’s First TV Game Show

For World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2021, the NFSA is sharing a publicly unseen 1953 game show pilot hosted by radio star Jack Davey.

By Simon Smith / 26 Oct 2021