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Dec 2013

Horror Highway, 1974

Christmas drivers taking the coast road out of Canberra in 1974 had to face the rapidly deteriorating 'horror highway'.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 4 Dec 2013
Television
Sep 2013

Hollywood in Australia: Part 3

In part three, Jeannette Delamoir considers what Franklyn Barrett's 1925 tour of Far North Queensland with The Ten Commandments tells us about Barrett, film attendance and regional Australian audiences.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 2

In part two, Jeannette Delamoir describes filmmaker Franklyn Barrett's preparations for, and staging of, a live prologue to The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 1

Hollywood, local filmmakers and regional Australia intersect in the story of Franklyn Barrett's touring of a live prologue to Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Canberra Raiders

The coming of spring means one thing to Australia's NRL fans ... Finals!

By Bronwyn Barnett / 9 Sep 2013
Television
Aug 2013

The legacy of Hector Crawford

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hector Crawford in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, it is timely to reflect upon his contribution to Australia’s cultural life.

By Helen Tully / 14 Aug 2013
Documents
Oral History
Television
Jul 2013

Bee Gees in Canberra, 1974

On Thursday 26 September 1974, a global musical phenomenon arrived in Canberra.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 5 Jul 2013
Television
Jun 2013

Springboks at Manuka Oval, 1971

Police, bomb threats, barbed wire, protests ... A tour by the Springboks rugby union team in winter 1971 galvanised anti-apartheid protesters and transformed Canberra.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 7 Jun 2013
Television
May 2013

1950 TV prophecies

NFSA Manager, National Media Miguel Gonzalez discovered an article written by Ken G Hall in 1950, about the future of television. The legendary Australian filmmaker was right about most of his predictions!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 20 May 2013
Television

Shooting 'Demonstrator', 1970

Behind-the-scenes glimpses of a film shot in Canberra in the forefront of the Australian film revival of the 1970s.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 2 May 2013
Television