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Dec 2017

Mr Squiggle's Christmas cards

This collection of hand-illustrated greeting cards from Mr Squiggle creator Norman Hetherington to Pat Lovell is representative of a wonderful working friendship.

Jessica Bolton
Documents
Television
Sep 2017

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

Dr Jenny Gall, Assistant Curator Documents and Artefacts, previews the forthcoming NFSA-National Portrait Gallery exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Jenny Gall
Photographs
Jun 2017

Feminist Filmmakers

Feminist films from the 1970s, 80s and 90s still resonate today.

Heather Gill
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
Jan 2017

Remembering Daddy Cool

We look back at the legacy of Daddy Cool, a band which delivered many firsts for Australian music.

Karen Hewitt
Photographs
Sound
Television

Debbie Reynolds in Australia

The NFSA collection includes several Australian television appearances of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016).

Miguel Gonzalez
Television
Nov 2016

The Young Doctors turns 40

The Young Doctors made its debut on TCN 9 (Nine Network) in 1976, breaking new ground in medical drama.

Helen Tully
Television
Oct 2016

Darling Harbour's Steamy Past

The new NFSA documentary Steam on the Harbour showcases Darling Harbour as a busy railway goods yard, long before it became a Sydney tourist destination.

Nicholas Behrens
Film
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

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