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Apr 2022

Home of the Blizzard

The NFSA launches an online Antarctic adventure game using historic Antarctic footage from our collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 6 Apr 2022
Film
Dec 2021

Rare 1921 Cricket Footage Discovered

The NFSA has identified rare footage of the 1920–21 Ashes Test series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

By Jeff Wray / 10 Dec 2021
Film
Nov 2021

Happy 100th Ginger Meggs

Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest-running comic strip character, has chalked up a century. The NFSA marks the milestone with newly digitised footage of Ginger and his creator James Charles Bancks.

By Mel Bondfield / 12 Nov 2021
Film
Television
Jun 2021

Looking back at Wake in Fright

Author, columnist and film and TV critic Luke Buckmaster examines the enduring themes of Wake in Fright, first released in 1971.

By Luke Buckmaster / 30 Jun 2021
Film

Wake in Fright: 2009 Restoration

For years the negative of Wake in Fright (1971) was thought to be lost forever. Here is the story behind the restoration and re-release of the classic Australian film.

By Peter Galvin / 24 Jun 2021
Film
May 2021

Dame Nellie Melba lost footage

In celebration of the 160th anniversary of Dame Nellie Melba’s birth, we reveal previously unseen private footage of Australia’s ‘Queen of Song’.

By Simon Smith / 13 May 2021
Film
Mar 2021

Corrick Collection Digital Restoration

The Corrick Collection of films has now been digitised and is once again able to be shared with audiences.

By Jillian Mackenzie / 10 Mar 2021
Film

Australia in Colour: Season 2

A second season of the landmark factual series arrives on SBS from 10 March 2021, featuring over 160 minutes of NFSA collection footage.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 9 Mar 2021
Film
Television
Oct 2020

NFSA Restores: The Cheaters

Restoring 'The Cheaters', a 1929 silent film by the pioneering McDonagh sisters.

By Tara Marynowsky / 12 Oct 2020
Film
Apr 2020

Australia's first Oscar

The first Academy Award ever won by an Australian is in the NFSA collection.

By Beth Taylor / 17 Apr 2020
Documents
Film