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Dec 2012

100 years of fun at Luna Park!

Luna Park Melbourne is 100 years old! Collection Access Officer Siobhan Dee explores a new film compilation to celebrate the iconic park's birthday.

By Siobhan Dee / 7 Dec 2012
Film
Oct 2012

Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Advertising has come a long way since The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was first adapted for the screen in Australia in 1911, as Helen Tully discovered.

By Helen Tully / 25 Oct 2012
Film
Television

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
Sep 2012

Tasmanian time capsule

Catch some slices of life in Tasmania from the NFSA collection, spanning from 1903 to 2003.

By Beth Taylor / 28 Sep 2012
Film
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

West Australian time capsule

It's Western Australia's time to shine as we look at a selection of films made about the sunny state from 1907-1972.

By Beth Taylor / 15 May 2012
Film
Feb 2012

Film: dead or alive?

Audiences loved The Artist, that ode to the early days of cinema, but as Kodak files for bankruptcy, has film lost the battle against digital?

By Miguel Gonzalez / 28 Feb 2012
Film
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