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Sep 2016

Welcome to TV

60 years ago, one sentence ‘Good evening and welcome to television’, marked the commencement of regular television transmission in Australia.

By Helen Tully / 16 Sep 2016
Documents
Oral History
Television

A homemade TV

Television is celebrating 60 years in Australia this week. Did you know that in TV’s early days, a number of talented people built their own TV sets at home?

By Jenny Gall / 12 Sep 2016
Object
Television

Paralympics

An Adelaide dentist and amateur filmmaker has donated almost 10 hours of footage which helps chronicle the Australian and international Paralympic movement in the 1970s and 80s.

By Annie Breslin / 5 Sep 2016
Film
Aug 2016

Filming Gallipoli

On the anniversary of the release of 'Gallipoli' in August 1981, we share this appearance of director Peter Weir and actors Mel Gibson and David Argue on the popular The Mike Walsh Show.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 30 Aug 2016
Film
Television

Fairlight

In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!

By Beth Taylor / 29 Aug 2016
Object
Jul 2016

TV history

Fifty years ago, on 21 June 1966, Australia was shocked when Labor and Opposition Leader Arthur Calwell was shot at close range by 19-year-old Peter Kocan.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 22 Jul 2016
Television

'Treaty'

Warning: This article may contain names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

By Nick Henderson / 15 Jul 2016
Oral History
Sound
Jun 2016

Number 96

Three Number 96 experts - series creator David Sale, TV historian Andrew Mercado and author Nigel Giles - discuss the taboo smashing 1970s soap opera.

By Jemma Pietrus / 6 Jun 2016
Television

Brian Nankervis

In his Oral History interview, the multi-talented Brian Nankervis talks about his time in radio and on the SBS program, RocKwiz.

By Bronwyn Murphy / 2 Jun 2016
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television
May 2016

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Released 25 years ago today, 'From Little Things Big Things Grow' has become an iconic Australian protest song, symbolic of the movement for Indigenous equality and land rights in Australia.

By Nick Henderson / 26 May 2016
Film
Sound