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Nov 2017

Remembering Michael Hutchence

Twenty years after his tragic passing, we pay tribute to one of Australia's most dynamic rock stars.

Mel Bondfield
Sound
Sep 2017

Reliving the 1980s

Our 100th curated collection is all about the 1980s, and it stars Charles and Diana, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Edna Everage, David Attenborough, Linda Burney, Ken Done, Michael Hutchence and many, many more.

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs
Television
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
Nov 2016

Jimmy Hannan: a winning smile

The Gold Logie-winning entertainer Jimmy Hannan recently donated a wealth of memorabilia to the NFSA.

Beth Taylor
Photographs
Sound
Television
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
Jul 2016

25 years of 'Treaty'

​​​​​​​Warning: This Article may contain names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Nick Henderson
Sound
Apr 2016

Bellisimo! Rescuing vintage Italian films

Sally Jackson traces the journey of Italian films to Australia via World Film Distributors and through the hands of collectors to the NFSA.

Sally Jackson
Film
Mar 2016

Vale Jon English

Sound Curator Thorsten Kaeding marks the passing of entertainer Jon English.

Thorsten Kaeding
Film
Photographs
Sound
Television

Conway and Zygier

Curator Nick Henderson spoke with musician Deborah Conway ahead of her performance at the NFSA on 18 March 2016.

Nick Henderson
Sound