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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
Apr 2013

Canberra’s Greatest Hoax, 1969

How did a tiny advertisement in the Classifieds section of The Canberra Times on 2 September 1969 lead to ‘Canberra’s Greatest Hoax'?

By Bronwyn Barnett / 11 Apr 2013
Television
Mar 2013

Tharwa Bridge Centenary, 1995

Ten News captures the 1995 re-enactment of the opening of Tharwa Bridge to mark the centenary of the ACT's oldest bridge.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 28 Mar 2013
Television

Lady of the Lake

Television Curator Helen Tully solves the mystery behind Canberra's Lady of the Lake 1973 beauty contest.

By Helen Tully / 28 Mar 2013
Film
Television

Canberra Week, 1974

On Saturday 16 March 1974 an enthusiastic crowd saw Aunty Jack crowned Queen of Canberra.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 27 Mar 2013
Television

CineCity Canberra

CineCity Canberra: 1913–2013 is a free exhibition highlighting the diversity of the enduring connection between Canberra and its residents with film through stills, photographs, posters and the moving image.

By Morgyn Phillips / 8 Mar 2013
Film

The naming of Canberra, 1913

As Canberra celebrates its centenary, Jennifer Coombes highlights Raymond Longford's footage of the naming of Canberra.

By Jennifer Coombes / 8 Mar 2013
Film