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We were excited to reopen our doors to the public on 1 August – with a Bluey pyjama party!
Documentary filmmaker John Darling was a respectful custodian of Balinese culture.
See Sydney public transport through the ages - including the monorail and hydrofoil.
Amy Butterfield considers the wave of high-profile crimes in the 1960s that led commentators to proclaim that Australia had 'lost its innocence'.
Costume designer Norma Moriceau drew on her background in the London punk scene when creating iconic costumes for Mad Max 2 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
In 1929, Hoyts – with help from Studebaker and the Shell Oil Company – loaded cinema sound equipment onto a truck so regional Australia could experience the latest in 'talking pictures'.
For International Women's Day, we present a portrait of the pioneering Australian filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters – Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis.
Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?
In February 1965, Dr 'Kumantjayi’ (Charlie) Perkins AO led students from the University of Sydney on a 'freedom ride’ through rural NSW to expose racial segregation in Australia.
Janine Winfree, the recipient of the 2019 Ray Edmondson Fellowship, visited the NFSA from George Eastman House in the US to explore our 28mm film collection.
Watch clips from three of the annual Christmas pantomimes produced for TV in the 1960s by NWS9 in Adelaide.
For World Television Day on 21 November, curator Simon Smith shares bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage from a program marking the first 10 years of Australian television.
For World Television Day on 21 November, curator Simon Smith investigates the surviving footage of Australian television's opening night.
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