The NFSA collection now includes over three million items. Here is a small taste of what we acquired in 2019.
From lifesaving to 'soul surfing’: Paul Byrnes tracks the history of surfing and surf movies in Australia.
Janine Winfree, a visitor from George Eastman House in the US, explores the NFSA's 28mm film collection.
Christmas drivers taking the coast road out of Canberra in 1974 had to face the rapidly deteriorating 'horror highway'.
On 21 October 1974 Canberra's cyclists took to the streets in protest. Watch how it was reported by the news of the day.
Every March from 1985 to 1992 thousands flocked to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to witness one of the more spectacular events on the Canberra Festival program, the Capital 7 Birdman Rally.
The coming of spring means one thing to Australia's NRL fans ... Finals!
Senior researcher Mick Newnham reports on his recent visit to the Solomon Islands for the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives.
Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.
Rick Prelinger and Paula Le Dieu discuss the exciting challenges and opportunities cultural institutions face in the digital age.
On Thursday 26 September 1974, a global musical phenomenon arrived in Canberra.
Mick Newnham, head of the NFSA's Conservation, Research and Preparation team, travelled to Bangkok to attend the 17th SEAPAVAA Conference (South-East Asia and Pacific Audiovisual Archives Association).
Police, bomb threats, barbed wire, protests ... A tour by the Springboks rugby union team in winter 1971 galvanised anti-apartheid protesters and transformed Canberra.
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