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Dec 2012

Dave Brubeck in Australia

Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck died earlier this month at the age of 91. Sound archivist Graham McDonald recently found some Messages to Australia that were recorded by Brubeck for radio in 1962.

By Graham McDonald / 19 Dec 2012
Sound
Oct 2012

Reflections on Puberty Blues

The recent Puberty Blues (2012) TV series reminds NFSA Television curator Frances Baldwin of watching the 1981 film version and receiving material from the film as an archivist in 1986.

By Frances Baldwin / 17 Oct 2012
Television
Aug 2012

Australian film adaptations

What are the must-see Australian adaptation films? We asked NFSA staff to nominate their favourites.

By Morgyn Phillips / 13 Aug 2012
Film
Jun 2012

The father of Australian jazz

The NFSA mourns the loss of Australian jazz legend Graeme Bell, who passed away today in Sydney at the age of 97.

By Tamara Osicka / 14 Jun 2012
Sound
May 2012

Networking

Nick Herd drew on the NFSA collection to research his new book, Networking, which places the history of Australian commercial television in its proper context.

By Nick Herd / 21 May 2012
Television

West Australian time capsule

It's Western Australia's time to shine as we look at a selection of films made about the sunny state from 1907-1972.

By Beth Taylor / 15 May 2012
Film
Apr 2012

Vale Jimmy Little

A true gentleman and artist, Jimmy Little’s contribution to the Australian music industry and Indigenous music is immeasurable. Brenda Gifford knew not only the myth, but also the man.

By Brenda Gifford / 3 Apr 2012
Sound
Feb 2012

Film: dead or alive?

Audiences loved The Artist, that ode to the early days of cinema, but as Kodak files for bankruptcy, has film lost the battle against digital?

By Miguel Gonzalez / 28 Feb 2012
Film