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Dec 2012

Dave Brubeck in Australia

Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck died earlier this month at the age of 91. Sound archivist Graham McDonald recently found some Messages to Australia that were recorded by Brubeck for radio in 1962.

By Graham McDonald / 19 Dec 2012
Sound
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
Aug 2012

Poetry: alive and kicking

West Australian performance poet Kate Wilson discovered the world of performance poetry on YouTube, and now she's added her poetic voice to the global conversation.

By Beth Taylor / 10 Aug 2012
Sound
Jul 2012

Cooee Cabaret final tour

Check out some of the talented Cooee Cabaret local performers from Mandurah, Margaret River and Bunbury in Western Australia.

By Beth Taylor / 26 Jul 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
Apr 2012

Vale Jimmy Little

A true gentleman and artist, Jimmy Little’s contribution to the Australian music industry and Indigenous music is immeasurable. Brenda Gifford knew not only the myth, but also the man.

By Brenda Gifford / 3 Apr 2012
Sound
Jan 2012

Tasmania's Got Talent

The NFSA's 'Cooee Cabaret' family cabaret show is hitching up its wagon and making its way down to Tasmania.

By Beth Taylor / 31 Jan 2012
Sound