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Feb 2017

Cricket legends in action, 100 years later

We had to build a custom-made device and photograph 465 frames in order to bring back to life a 1901 Kinora cricket film!

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Object
Dec 2016

2016 at the NFSA

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

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Television
Aug 2016

Saving LGBTI radio

Radio Archivist Chris Arneil looks at the outcomes of our Gaywaves LGBTI radio preservation program.

Chris Arneil
Radio
Sound

Pest control

How the NFSA takes care of pests and mould, and what you can do at home to protect your own collections.

Robert Waterfall
Object
Jun 2016

Vale Paul Cox

Paul Cox, Australia's most prolific film auteur, has passed away.

Gayle Lake
Film

Number 96: smashing taboos in the 1970s

Three Number 96 experts - series creator David Sale, TV historian Andrew Mercado and author Nigel Giles - discuss the taboo smashing 1970s soap opera.

Jemma Pietrus
Television
May 2016

Authentic B-grade

In association with the St Kilda Film Festival, the NFSA presents a comedy double bill of two short films from the late 1970s.

Heather Gill
Film
Photographs
Posters

Caddie's Feminist Legacy

The second part of our celebration of Caddie's 40th anniversary, focusing on the feminist legacy of the film.

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Oral History
Photographs

Caddie turns 40

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Caddie, a breakthrough feature of the Australian film revival of the 1970s.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Apr 2016

Bellisimo! Rescuing vintage Italian films

Sally Jackson traces the journey of Italian films to Australia via World Film Distributors and through the hands of collectors to the NFSA.

Sally Jackson
Film