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Jul 2017

Pathé's vertical groove

We recently acquired a small collection of seven rare Pathé vertical-cut disc records featuring recordings by Melbourne-born music hall star Billy Williams.

By Nick Henderson / 14 Jul 2017
Object
Sound

Australia's first gold record

What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.

By Nick Henderson / 6 Jul 2017
Documents
Sound
Jun 2017

David Gulpilil: Screen legend

We are celebrating the life and work of one of Australia's finest actors with a new curated collection. 

By Beth Taylor / 19 Jun 2017
Film
Photographs

David Gulpilil: A Portrait

A look at David Gulpilil's 40-year career and his profound impact on Australian cinema.

By Liz McNiven / 19 Jun 2017
Film
Photographs

Feminist Filmmakers

Feminist films from the 1970s, 80s and 90s still resonate today.

By Heather Gill / 5 Jun 2017
Film
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!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 21 Feb 2017
Film
Object
Jan 2017

Remembering Daddy Cool

We look back at the legacy of Daddy Cool, a band which delivered many firsts for Australian music.

By Karen Hewitt / 16 Jan 2017
Photographs
Sound
Television
Sep 2016

Malcolm

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the beloved Australian comedy Malcolm.

By Adam Blackshaw / 19 Sep 2016
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Aug 2016

Filming Gallipoli

On the anniversary of the release of 'Gallipoli' in August 1981, we share this appearance of director Peter Weir and actors Mel Gibson and David Argue on the popular The Mike Walsh Show.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 30 Aug 2016
Film
Television

Fairlight

In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!

By Beth Taylor / 29 Aug 2016
Object