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Dec 2017

2017 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2017?

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Oral History
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television
Oct 2017

Home movie memories

We mark Home Movie Day 2017 on 21 October with a curated collection of films from the NFSA collection.

Heather Gill
Film
Apr 2017

Trains in The Hunter

We have more steam, and more trains, in a new mini-documentary about the NSW Hunter region's railway past.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
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
Sep 2016

Cigars, para-sports and a love story

An Adelaide dentist and amateur filmmaker has donated almost 10 hours of footage which helps chronicle the Australian and international Paralympic movement in the 1970s and 80s.

Annie Breslin
Film
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

Budding filmmakers at the 1956 Olympics

There were several future film and TV makers shooting home movies at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
May 2016

Con Colleano

Go behind-the-scenes at the circus with rare home movie footage of Australia's Con Colleano, the world-famous 'Wizard of the Wire'.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Photographs
Posters
Apr 2016

Dawn Swane's home movies

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

Tara Marynowsky
Documents
Film
Photographs
Television