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Dec 2014

2014 at the NFSA, Part 2

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 2 includes wild sounds, rock stars, Indigenous music and Mardi Gras.

By Adam Blackshaw / 29 Dec 2014
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television
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

Gaywaves Lives On

Did you know that Gaywaves, Sydney's first gay and lesbian radio program, went to air in a time when homosexuality was still illegal in New South Wales?

By Chris Arneil / 20 Aug 2014
Radio
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

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
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