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Dec 2013

Horror Highway, 1974

Christmas drivers taking the coast road out of Canberra in 1974 had to face the rapidly deteriorating 'horror highway'.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 4 Dec 2013
Television
Nov 2013

Cyclists protest for bike paths

On 21 October 1974 Canberra's cyclists took to the streets in protest. Watch how it was reported by the news of the day.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 5 Nov 2013
Television
Oct 2013

The Birdman

Every March from 1985 to 1992 thousands flocked to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to witness one of the more spectacular events on the Canberra Festival program, the Capital 7 Birdman Rally.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 1 Oct 2013
Film
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
Jul 2013

Bee Gees in Canberra, 1974

On Thursday 26 September 1974, a global musical phenomenon arrived in Canberra.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 5 Jul 2013
Television
Jun 2013

Springboks at Manuka Oval, 1971

Police, bomb threats, barbed wire, protests ... A tour by the Springboks rugby union team in winter 1971 galvanised anti-apartheid protesters and transformed Canberra.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 7 Jun 2013
Television
May 2013

Eagle Rock

A rarely-seen experimental colourised version of Daddy Cool’s film clip for 'Eagle Rock' has been found and restored by the NFSA.

By Simon Smith / 22 May 2013
Film
Oral History
Sound

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

Shooting 'Demonstrator', 1970

Behind-the-scenes glimpses of a film shot in Canberra in the forefront of the Australian film revival of the 1970s.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 2 May 2013
Television