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Jun 2022

The Abandoned Wallabies UK Tour of 1939

This rare home movie footage from 1939 features the Australian rugby union team en route to the UK – and a tour that would never take place because of the outbreak of war.

By Heather Gill / 29 Jun 2022
Film
Apr 2022

Anzac Day Online

From Gallipoli to the home front, our website features many sights and sounds of the First World War and Anzac Day commemorations.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 20 Apr 2022
Film
Mar 2022

Australian Films and the Oscars

Australian films have been nominated in nearly every category at the Academy Awards.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 22 Mar 2022
Film

Ken Muggleston, Oscar winner

Australian set decorator Ken Muggleston recalls the moment he first learned he'd won an Academy Award.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 22 Mar 2022
Oral History
Feb 2022

Women's and Children's Programs

In the fourth of a 5-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker reveals some of the women who shaped and redefined television content for women and children.

By Jeannine Baker / 28 Feb 2022
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Vale Glenn Wheatley

We mark the passing of Glenn Wheatley – musician and manager of talent including John Farnham, Little River Band and Delta Goodrem.

By Crispian Winsor / 3 Feb 2022
Oral History
Sound
Dec 2021

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.

By Jessica Bolton / 14 Dec 2021
Documents
Television
Nov 2021

Calling the shots

In the third of a five-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker celebrates some of the female producers and directors working in Australian television in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

By Jeannine Baker / 29 Nov 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Easybeats on Top of the Pops

A clip of the Easybeats performing 'Friday on My Mind' on British television's Top of the Pops in 1966 has been rediscovered.

By Simon Smith / 23 Nov 2021
Film
Television
Oct 2021

Amateur Cine Societies

For World Home Movie Day 2021, curator Heather Gill highlights the work of Australia's amateur cine societies.

By Heather Gill / 14 Oct 2021
Film