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Dec 2021

Mr Squiggle's Christmas cards

This collection of hand-illustrated greeting cards from Mr Squiggle creator Norman Hetherington to Pat Lovell is representative of a wonderful working friendship.

By Jessica Bolton / 14 Dec 2021
Documents
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

Vale Jonathan Coleman

With a career spanning five decades, Jonathan 'Jono' Coleman (1956–2021) was a beloved figure in the Australian media industry and a great supporter of the NFSA.

By Mel Bondfield / 16 Jul 2021
Radio
Television
Apr 2021

Young Talent Time rare footage

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of fan-favourite Young Talent Time with a look back at rare footage not aired since 1972.

By Beth Taylor / 29 Apr 2021
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
Sep 2019

Simon Before Wonder World!

Before he created and hosted Wonder World!, Simon Townsend had already forged a successful career in TV, print and radio journalism.

By Mel Bondfield / 18 Sep 2019
Documents
Radio
Television
Aug 2019

40 Years of Wonder World!

Celebrating 40 years of Simon Townsend's Wonder World! The show that changed the face of children's television in Australia.

By Mel Bondfield / 30 Aug 2019
Television

Fredd Bear Costume

Fredd Bear, the much-loved children’s television character from the late 1960s and early 70s, has arrived at the NFSA.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 20 Aug 2019
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