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May 2012

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
Jan 2012

Our heroes of the air

The decade after the end of the First World War was a period of great excitement in aviation and this was reflected by the popularity of aviator songs.

By Graham McDonald / 5 Jan 2012
Sound
Nov 2011

2011: the year of Aussie drama

TV acquisitions curator Helen Tully looks at the current and past state of Australian-produced television drama.

By Helen Tully / 21 Nov 2011
Oral History
Television
Oct 2011

Happy 100th, Mr Hinde!

Much-loved Australian film critic John Hinde would have turned 100 today. NFSA Library manager Jan Thurling celebrates the radio and TV personality on his anniversary.

By Jan Thurling / 26 Oct 2011
Film
Television
Feb 2011

The King's (lack of) Speech

Australia’s earliest surviving sound-on-film films are of the Duke of York, soon to be King George VI.

By Sally Jackson / 28 Feb 2011
Film
Dec 2010

Sydney: City of Film

In offering my congratulations to the Sydney: City of Film management committee for their successful bid, I would also like to reflect for a moment on why Sydney so richly deserves this honour.

By Ann Landrigan / 14 Dec 2010
Film
Television
Nov 2010

Film Connection

An international collaboration between the NFSA and the US National Film Preservation Foundation has returned eight American silent short films previously presumed lost.

Film

Marius Sestier

The discovery of two films made in Australia by frères Lumière representative Marius Sestier in 1896 includes Australia’s earliest surviving film.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film

Patricia Lovell

Patricia Lovell AM will be awarded the NFSA's highest accolade - the Ken G Hall Preservation Award - on Monday night.

By Sarah Rhodes / 16 Nov 2010
Film
Sep 2010

For the Term of His Natural Life

NFSA Historian Graham Shirley recalls the restoration of 'For the Term of His Natural Life' (1927).

By Graham Shirley / 27 Sep 2010
Film