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Oct 2014

Licence to... watch TV?

Broadcast curator Helen Tully writes about a time when listening to the airwaves or watching TV required a licence.

By Helen Tully / 15 Oct 2014
Radio
Television
Sep 2014

Donation of rare disc

The first known Australian to make a commercially released recording, the long forgotten Syria Lamonte, is now preserved by the NFSA thanks to the kind donation of an 1898 recording acquired by Roger Neill.

By Tamara Osicka / 15 Sep 2014
Object
Sound
Jul 2014

The Fourth Channel

50 years ago today Melbourne’s fourth television channel, ATV Channel 0 (now Channel 10), broadcast its opening night gala variety show THIS IS IT and thanks to preservation by the NFSA you can watch some of it here.

By Helen Tully / 29 Jul 2014
Television

Do Frenchmen play Cricket?

Film curator Sally Jackson investigates the makers of the world's first cricket films, shot in Australia in 1897.

By Sally Jackson / 3 Jul 2014
Film
Photographs
May 2014

Kirsty Stark

Kristy Stark, 2010 recipient of the NFSA-ACS John Leake OAM ACS Award talks about her transition from cinematographer to producer, producing for online and 'Wastelander Panda'.

By Clair Hurford / 1 May 2014
Film
Apr 2014

Vale David Hannay

Meg Labrum on the life and work of prolific film producer David Hannay (1939-2014).

By Meg Labrum / 1 Apr 2014
Film
Mar 2014

McDonagh sisters' filming locations

Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?

By Graham Shirley / 26 Mar 2014
Film

Vale Wendy Hughes

Listen to our Oral History interview with Wendy Hughes as Meg Labrum and Ken Berryman celebrate the talent and beauty of one of Australia's most beloved actors.

By Ken Berryman / 14 Mar 2014
Film
Oral History

All hail Queen Priscilla!

The big pink bus turned 20 and the NFSA threw a party to celebrate two decades of one of Australia's most beloved films.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 6 Mar 2014
Film
Feb 2014

Women leaders in television

The NFSA joined with nine other organisations to produce Australia’s first online Encyclopedia of women leaders including women who have made notable contributions to television.

By Helen Tully / 28 Feb 2014
Television