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Dec 2011

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 1

Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

By Quentin Turnour / 15 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs

Outback on screen: Part 2

Graham Shirley continues his exploration of the rich diversity of Australian cinematic representations and interpretations of the outback.

By Graham Shirley / 6 Dec 2011
Film

Outback on screen: Part 1

Films set in the outback have been central to an imagining of Australia for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous filmmakers.

By Graham Shirley / 5 Dec 2011
Film
Nov 2011

2011: the year of Aussie drama

TV acquisitions curator Helen Tully looks at the current and past state of Australian-produced television drama.

By Helen Tully / 21 Nov 2011
Oral History
Television
Oct 2011

Our Audiovisual Heritage

National Film and Sound Archive CEO Michael Loebenstein delivered a speech to mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October.

By Kylie Doherty / 27 Oct 2011
Film
Radio
Sound
Television

Happy 100th, Mr Hinde!

Much-loved Australian film critic John Hinde would have turned 100 today. NFSA Library manager Jan Thurling celebrates the radio and TV personality on his anniversary.

By Jan Thurling / 26 Oct 2011
Film
Television
Sep 2011

What's that bug?

Can you identify the bug that was glued between glass slides over 100 years ago?

By Darren Weinert / 8 Sep 2011
Object
Aug 2011

Preservation planning

The final days of Mick Newnham's preservation conference feature a wet gate and a storm: a fitting juxtaposition of the subtlety and power of liquid.

By Mick Newnham / 12 Aug 2011

Learning the basics of video

Mick Newnham visits Lithuania to share his extensive knowledge of audiovisual preservation.

By Mick Newnham / 12 Aug 2011

Keep your analogue copies

NFSA Development Manager Executive Dominic Case looks back at the days when computers first infiltrated the film industry, and wonders what the digital present - and future - holds for film archives.

By Dominic Case / 8 Aug 2011
Film