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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

Fanny's Memory of the World

Tasmanian Aboriginal recordings are inscribed in the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

WARNING: this article contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Rod Butler
Sound
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
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
Dec 2015

2015 at the NFSA

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2015? Part 1 includes iconic Australian films and kangaroos on Sesame Street.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television
Nov 2015

A French view of Melbourne, circa 1895

Through this glass slide we catch a glimpse of a European perspective of Australia, circa 1895.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object

Restoring history: Alec Morgan’s 'Lousy Little Sixpence'

Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd speaks with Alec Morgan about his groundbreaking documentary Lousy Little Sixpence.

Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
Film

Return to country

CEO Michael Loebenstein chronicles his recent trip to the Pilbara, where he and Chair Gabrielle Trainor joined the NFSA Indigenous Connections team.

Michael Loebenstein
Documents
Film
Aug 2015

Training Australia’s remote archivists

NFSA experts understand the importance of sharing their knowledge and experience with their peers. Conservation Manager Mick Newnham recently spent five days training remote Indigenous archivists.

Mick Newnham
Documents