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Oct 2021

Hey Hey... It's 50 Years!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s most successful TV variety program, we are sharing some rarely seen sequences from 1970s episodes of Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971–2010), including the earliest known surviving colour footage from 1975.

By Simon Smith / 7 Oct 2021
Television
Jul 2021

Vale John Cornell

A tribute to John Cornell, the talented writer and highly respected business visionary, who has passed away at age 80.

By Gayle Lake / 26 Jul 2021
Film
Television
May 2021

Vonne Patiag on Halal Gurls

Guest author Vonne Patiag writes for the NFSA about creating the hit web series Halal Gurls.

By Vonne Patiag / 24 May 2021
Television

Norman Gunston by Dan Ilic

Comedian Dan Ilic writes that Norman Gunston was a gutsy and influential character that pushed anti-comedy into the mainstream on Australian TV.

By Dan Ilic / 17 May 2021
Television

Collecting during COVID-19

The NFSA's dedicated curators have ensured that Australia's COVID-19 experience is documented for future generations.

Film
Oral History
Sound
Television
Oct 2020

Dawn Swane

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

By Tara Marynowsky / 29 Oct 2020
Documents
Film
Photographs
Television
Jan 2019

Jimmy Hannan: a winning smile

Vale Jimmy Hannan, who passed away on 7 January 2019, at the age of 84. We celebrate his life and work, and acknowledge his kind donation to the NFSA.

By Beth Taylor / 8 Jan 2019
Photographs
Sound
Television
Oct 2018

Horror Radio

For Halloween, we're sharing three full-length episodes of popular horror and thriller radio serials of the 1940s and 50s.

By Chris Arneil / 26 Oct 2018
Radio
Feb 2017

Radio Amateur Hour

We're celebrating UNESCO's World Radio Day with Australia's Amateur Hour (1940-1958), 'the largest radio show of all'.

By Chris Arneil / 13 Feb 2017
Radio
Sound
Dec 2016

2016 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2016?

By Adam Blackshaw / 23 Dec 2016
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Television