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Dec 2021

1970s Music Festivals

Music festivals in the 1970s offered unprecedented opportunities for enterprising promoters and homegrown musicians, and were spaces where participants enacted ideals of counterculture and community building.

Film
Sound

Mr Squiggle's Christmas cards

This collection of hand-illustrated greeting cards from Mr Squiggle creator Norman Hetherington to Pat Lovell is representative of a wonderful working friendship.

By Jessica Bolton / 14 Dec 2021
Documents
Television
Nov 2021

Calling the shots

In the third of a four-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
Photographs
Television

The Young Doctors

The Young Doctors made its debut on TCN 9 (Nine Network) on 8 November 1976, breaking new ground in medical drama.

By Helen Tully / 5 Nov 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Oct 2021

Phillip Noyce

John Brady looks at the early experimental films of Phillip Noyce including music festival documentary 'Good Afternoon' (1971).

By John Brady / 25 Oct 2021
Film
Photographs
Posters

Hey Hey... It's 50 Years!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s most successful TV variety program, we are sharing some rarely seen sequences from 1970s episodes of Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971–2010), including the earliest known surviving colour footage from 1975.

By Simon Smith / 7 Oct 2021
Television
Sep 2021

Vale Ian Dunlop

The NFSA pays tribute to the legacy of documentary filmmaker Ian Dunlop OAM (1927–2021).

By Beth Taylor / 17 Sep 2021
Film
Photographs

Striking Led Zeppelin Gold

The NFSA has unearthed a rare interview with the late John Bonham from Led Zeppelin. The interview is a centrepiece of the new authorised documentary, Becoming Led Zeppelin.

By Nicola Gage / 13 Sep 2021
Film
Radio
Sound
Jul 2021

Vale John Cornell

A tribute to John Cornell, the talented writer and highly respected business visionary, who has passed away at age 80.

By Gayle Lake / 26 Jul 2021
Film
Television

Aboriginal Flag 50th anniversary

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first raising of the Aboriginal flag in July 1971, proud Kamilaroi yinarr (woman) Cheree Toka writes about what the Aboriginal flag means to her.

By Cheree Toka / 7 Jul 2021
Television