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Sep 2020

Before They Were Famous: Joan Sutherland

It was 70 years ago – on 10 September 1950 – that the 23-year-old Joan Sutherland won a major singing competition that helped set her on the road to international stardom.

By Adam Blackshaw / 8 Sep 2020
Radio
Sound
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
Jul 2017

Australia's first gold record

What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.

By Nick Henderson / 6 Jul 2017
Documents
Sound
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
Nov 2016

Staff Profile: Karen Hewitt

Kylie, Jason, Bananarama. These are only some of the people that our Audio Services Preservation Officer and Assistant Curator worked with before joining the NFSA.

By Adam Blackshaw / 10 Nov 2016
Sound
Oct 2016

Staff Profile: Annie Breslin

Sound designer, yoga teacher, film preserver, florist, foley artist, animal voice-over artist: the talents of our Senior Curatorial Officer Annie Breslin are many!

By Sophie Barbera / 4 Oct 2016
Sound
Jul 2016

Gerry O'Neill

Meet NFSA staffer Gerry O'Neill: preserving Australia's sound heritage when he's not thrashing his guitar with punk outfit The Bladder Spasms.

By Adam Blackshaw / 5 Jul 2016
Object
Sound
Jun 2016

Brian Nankervis

In his Oral History interview, the multi-talented Brian Nankervis talks about his time in radio and on the SBS program, RocKwiz.

By Bronwyn Murphy / 2 Jun 2016
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television
Apr 2016

Bronwyn Murphy

Bronwyn Murphy talks to Emily George about working as a sound editor on Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), The Sapphires(2012) and Mabo: Life of an Island Man(1997).

By Emily George / 5 Apr 2016
Film
Oral History
Sound