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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
Sep 2012

Tasmanian time capsule

Catch some slices of life in Tasmania from the NFSA collection, spanning from 1903 to 2003.

By Beth Taylor / 28 Sep 2012
Film

Early Tasmanian Football Film

These film fragments represent the earliest known surviving moving images of Tasmanian Australian Rules football action, filmed in 1911.

By Simon Smith / 18 Sep 2012
Film
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
Mar 2012

100 miles of Tassie history

Beth Taylor on '100 Miles (Emu Bay)', a song about the history of Tasmania's railway network, performed as part of the Cooee Cabaret in Burnie.

By Beth Taylor / 2 Mar 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