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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

It was such a Lovely time...

Dr. Jeannette Delamoir's PhD in media studies explored the construction of Louise Lovely's star persona, so she didn't hesitate when Arc Cinema asked her to introduce two of Lovely's films during the Spring Silents season.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 9 Oct 2012
Film
Aug 2012

The QUEST for a connected future

The NFSA ventured to sunny Cairns for the 2012 Queensland Education, Science and Technology Network (QUESTnet) conference.

By Imelda Cooney / 9 Aug 2012
Jun 2012

NFSA Connects with Red Dog

Director Kriv Stenders and editor Jill Bilcock discuss the making of 'Red Dog' with Queensland high school students for the latest NFSA Connects.

By Imelda Cooney / 15 Jun 2012
Film

Before The Bridge

Simon Smith reports on a feature-length selection of silent films curated by the NFSA for the 2012 Sydney Film Festival.

By Simon Smith / 5 Jun 2012
Film
May 2012

NFSA Connects Ten Canoes

Watch videos from the Q&A between NSW school students and Ten Canoes director Rolf de Heer and actor Frances Djulibing.

By Imelda Cooney / 24 May 2012
Film

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