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Sep 2015

Les McLaren

Les McLaren is one of a group of Australian filmmakers who made significant documentaries in Papua New Guinea in the 1970s–1990s. We talked with him about their legacy.

By Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd / 10 Sep 2015
Film

PNG's 40 years of independence

Michael Waterhouse is sharing rare 1930s film shot by his grandfather on the Papua New Guinea goldfields. He talks about tracking down and reconstructing his grandfather’s films.

By Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd / 9 Sep 2015
Film
Aug 2015

Picnic at Hanging Rock Costumes

Documents and artefacts curator Jenny Gall takes a closer look at two of the costumes featured in our online exhibition Picnic at Hanging Rock: 40 Years of Mystery.

By Jenny Gall / 7 Aug 2015
Documents
Film

Australia’s remote archivists

NFSA experts understand the importance of sharing their knowledge and experience with their peers. Conservation Manager Mick Newnham recently spent five days training remote Indigenous archivists.

By Mick Newnham / 5 Aug 2015
Documents
Jul 2015

John Hutchinson's life of sound

John Hutchinson dedicated many years to recording the sounds of Western Australia's wildlife, environment and people. Sound archivist Tessa Elieff writes about his life.

By Tessa Elieff / 8 Jul 2015
Oral History
Sound
Jun 2015

NFSA awards and lectures

The NFSA has been proud to present a number of awards and lecture series over the years, recognising and celebrating significant contributions to the conservation and heritage of Australian film and sound culture.

John Hutchinson's legacy

Sound archivist Tessa Elieff reports from a ceremony of appreciation for WA field sound recordist John Hutchinson that took place during Reconciliation Week.

By Tessa Elieff / 25 Jun 2015
Oral History
Sound
May 2015

Archives go Beyond Bytes

Highlights from last month's Beyond Bytes workshop hosted by the NFSA and featuring a panel of international guests from the forefront of new archive business models and processes.

By Matthew Davies / 14 May 2015

May Day! Protecting the NFSA collection

Robert Waterfall explains how the NFSA protects the collection from threats posed by water, fire and natural disasters.

By Robert Waterfall / 1 May 2015
Apr 2015

Harry Julius' cartoons of war

Film curator Sally Jackson looks at eight short 'Cartoons of the Moment' about the First World War, including one from April 1915 that heralds the start of the Gallipoli campaign.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Apr 2015
Film