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Jun 2015

Darwin time capsule

Discover the history of Darwin, Northern Territory through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 29 Jun 2015
Film
Mar 2015

Oral History: Actors

Three actors recall highlights of their lengthy careers in TV and film in these recent Oral History interviews.

By Bronwyn Murphy / 25 Mar 2015
Film
Feb 2014

Lottie Lyell or Louise Lovely?

Library Officer Kerryn Poynter helped a client discover the identity of a silent-era actress she saw ... on the wall of a Tasmanian pub.

By Kerryn Poynter / 25 Feb 2014
Film
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
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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
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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
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
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