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Feb 2015

Colour TV in Australia, Part 1

The colour TV revolution hit Australia 40 years ago, on 1 March 1975. Television archivist Bronwyn Barnett explains what was involved in reaching this milestone - and why it took so long.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 20 Feb 2015
Television
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
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
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

The Box

It’s staggering to think that on 11 February 2014 it will be 40 years since one of Australia’s best rating soap operas, The Box (1974-1977), premiered on ATV O in Melbourne.

By Frances Baldwin / 10 Feb 2014
Television
Sep 2013

Canberra Raiders

The coming of spring means one thing to Australia's NRL fans ... Finals!

By Bronwyn Barnett / 9 Sep 2013
Television
Aug 2013

The legacy of Hector Crawford

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hector Crawford in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, it is timely to reflect upon his contribution to Australia’s cultural life.

By Helen Tully / 14 Aug 2013
Documents
Oral History
Television
May 2013

South West time capsule

A selection of films made about Australia's South West dating from 1907 to 1972.

By Beth Taylor / 25 May 2013
Film

1950 TV prophecies

NFSA Manager, National Media Miguel Gonzalez discovered an article written by Ken G Hall in 1950, about the future of television. The legendary Australian filmmaker was right about most of his predictions!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 20 May 2013
Television

Southern Queensland time capsule

Discover the history of Southern Queensland through these films and songs from the NFSA collection.

By Beth Taylor / 2 May 2013