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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

He used to give me roses...

We take you back to Wentworth Detention Centre to celebrate 30 years since the final episode of the iconic Aussie soap.

Miguel Gonzalez
Television
Nov 2016

Jimmy Hannan: a winning smile

The Gold Logie-winning entertainer Jimmy Hannan recently donated a wealth of memorabilia to the NFSA.

Beth Taylor
Photographs
Sound
Television

TV discoveries

As part of the NFSA's celebrations of 60 years of Australian television, enjoy rare clips of The Bee Gees, Johnny O'Keefe and Frank Thring.

Helen Tully
Television
Sep 2016

Dennis Cometti

An insight into Dennis Cometti's 40-year career in sports broadcasting.

Adam Blackshaw
Oral History

Welcome to television

60 years ago, one sentence ‘Good evening and welcome to television’, marked the commencement of regular television transmission in Australia.

Helen Tully
Documents
Oral History
Television

Story of a homemade TV

Television is celebrating 60 years in Australia this week. Did you know that in TV’s early days, a number of talented people built their own TV sets at home?

Jenny Gall
Object
Television
Aug 2016

The Fairlight Sampling Synthesizer

In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!

Beth Taylor
Object

Saving LGBTI radio

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

Chris Arneil
Radio
Sound