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Jan 2019

Jimmy Hannan: a winning smile

Vale Jimmy Hannan, who passed away on 7 January 2019, at the age of 84. We celebrate his life and work, and acknowledge his kind donation to the NFSA.

By Beth Taylor / 8 Jan 2019
Photographs
Sound
Television
Aug 2018

Ron Grainer and Doctor Who

Listen to a 1966 interview with Australian composer Ron Grainer, who wrote the memorable theme music for Doctor Who.

By Adam Blackshaw / 31 Aug 2018
Sound

SBS Vinyl Collection

The NFSA is now the custodian of more than 20,000 vinyl long play records from the SBS 3EA Melbourne and SBS Sydney 2EA radio collections.

By Thorsten Kaeding / 20 Aug 2018
Radio
Sound
Jun 2018

Happy 60th Birthday Logies

The NFSA is sharing some memorable Logies moments to celebrate the 60th year of Australian television's night of nights.

By Mel Bondfield / 27 Jun 2018
Television
Aug 2017

Remembering Graham Kennedy

A special Graham Kennedy screening with guest panellists formed part of the 2017 St Kilda Film Festival.

By Helen Tully / 23 Aug 2017
Television

Australia's Tin Pan Alley

Australia's 'Tin Pan Alley' was born 75 years ago with a burst of patriotic wartime songwriting.

By Nick Henderson / 7 Aug 2017
Sound
Jul 2017

Graham Kennedy abroad

The story behind Graham Kennedy's overseas trip in July 1961, and his break from hosting 'In Melbourne Tonight'.

By Simon Smith / 19 Jul 2017
Photographs
Television

Australia's first gold record

What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.

By Nick Henderson / 6 Jul 2017
Documents
Sound
Jun 2017

Feminist rockers you've never heard about

What would be the 'soundtrack of Australian feminist activism' of the 1970s? Sound Curator Nick Henderson has the answer.

By Nick Henderson / 9 Jun 2017
Sound
May 2017

Graham Kennedy

The NFSA celebrates the larger-than-life career of an entertainment legend.

By Mel Bondfield / 22 May 2017
Television