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Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 7 Sep 2015
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Feb 2015

Happy birthday Binny!

Binny Lum was born 100 years ago, on 2 February 1915. Radio Archivist Chris Arneil spoke with her husband Geoff Charter about the remarkable career of this radio personality.

By Chris Arneil / 2 Feb 2015
Radio
Oct 2014

Licence to... watch TV?

Broadcast curator Helen Tully writes about a time when listening to the airwaves or watching TV required a licence.

By Helen Tully / 15 Oct 2014
Radio
Television
Jun 2014

Casey Kasem and American Top 40

American DJ Casey Kasem's American Top 40 was a fixture on commercial radio stations all over the world. He passed away on 15 June 2014.

By Graham McDonald / 16 Jun 2014
Radio
Feb 2014

Women leaders in radio

The NFSA joined with nine other organisations to produce Australia’s first online Encyclopedia of women leaders including women who have made notable contributions to radio.

By Maryanne Doyle / 28 Feb 2014
Radio
Nov 2013

Binny Lum and the stars

Binny Lum was known for her friendly, conversational style, and her programs were popular for their interviews with diverse Australian and international personalities.

By Chris Arneil / 25 Nov 2013
Radio
Feb 2013

Tony Martin's treasures

Radio Archivist Chris Arneil on Tony Martin's generous donation of 820 hours' worth of contemporary radio history.

By Chris Arneil / 27 Feb 2013
Radio

Ethel Lang

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the pioneering contribution of Ethel Lang.

By Carla Teixeira / 12 Feb 2013
Radio

Grace Gibson

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the pioneering contribution of Grace Gibson.

By Maryanne Doyle / 12 Feb 2013
Radio

Lynn Foster

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the pioneering contribution of Lynn Foster.

By Chris Arneil / 12 Feb 2013
Radio