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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
Aug 2014

Billie Peach: budgerigar

We invited musician and composer Heinz Riegler to re-imagine a 1939 recording of a talking budgerigar that featured in the Art of Sound exhibition.

By Brendan Smith / 22 Aug 2014
Sound
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

Do Frenchmen play Cricket?

Film curator Sally Jackson investigates the makers of the world's first cricket films, shot in Australia in 1897.

By Sally Jackson / 3 Jul 2014
Film
Photographs

Test of War

Shana Tiang, winner of the 'Test of War' Young Composers' national competition, shares her love of music with the NFSA.

By Shana Tiang / 1 Jul 2014
Film
Sound
Jun 2014

I worked with The Beatles

On the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Australian tour, Frank Ifield and Martin Benge remember the times when they worked with the Fab Four.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 11 Jun 2014
Oral History

Rare AFL footage released

The NFSA has released rare footage of one of Australian Rules football’s greatest players, Essendon forward John Coleman. Film curator Simon Smith made the discovery.

By Simon Smith / 6 Jun 2014
Film
Mar 2014

Vale Wendy Hughes

Listen to our Oral History interview with Wendy Hughes as Meg Labrum and Ken Berryman celebrate the talent and beauty of one of Australia's most beloved actors.

By Ken Berryman / 14 Mar 2014
Film
Oral History

Andrew Denton

Andrew Denton is usually the one asking all the questions, but he swapped roles for a day and opened up during an interview for our Oral History program.

By Bronwyn Murphy / 12 Mar 2014
Oral History
Radio
Sound
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