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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
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

The Busy Bee and the Rotten Road

The story behind the 'Official Film of the Busy Bee, May 10th 1914’, a record of a community working bee to repair a Perth roadway.

By Tamara Osicka / 14 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

Deep Dive: Paul Barron Interview

A conversation with Paul Barron, who helped launch the careers of many actors including Heath Ledger and Nicole Kidman.

By Travis Green / 2 Mar 2021
Film
Sound
Television
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
Mar 2019

Australia in Colour

The NFSA provided nearly three-quarters of the footage used in the groundbreaking four-part series Australia in Colour.

Film
Television
Jan 2019

Constructing Australia: Pipe Dreams

Construction of the Perth to Coolgardie Water Scheme is a story of personal tragedy, political rivalries, corruption and trial by media that nearly tore apart Australia at the moment of its birth.

Film