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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

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

Beatlemania

The third and final instalment in our Beatles Australian tour anniversary celebration shows Beatlemania at its highest - and loudest - point.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 12 Jun 2014
Film
Television

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

She’s still a Lady Beatle

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' tour of Australia with an exclusive unedited Binny Lum interview with three of The Beatles, recorded in London in April 1964.

By Maryanne Doyle / 10 Jun 2014
Radio
Sound
May 2014

Rediscovering the Brindabellas

David Hogan spoke with Glen Ryan about filming the 'miracle' of the Brindabella ranges.

By David Hogan / 26 May 2014
Film
Mar 2014

McDonagh sisters' filming locations

Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?

By Graham Shirley / 26 Mar 2014
Film
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