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Jul 2014

Do Frenchmen play Cricket?

Film curator Sally Jackson investigates the makers of the world's first cricket films, shot in Australia in 1897.

By Sally Jackson / 3 Jul 2014
Film
Photographs
Jun 2014

When a typhoon hits an archive

NFSA Senior Researcher Mick Newnham shares his expertise with South-East Asian archivists at SEAPAVAA in Vientiane, Laos.

By Mick Newnham / 18 Jun 2014
Film
May 2014

Rediscovering the Brindabellas

David Hogan spoke with Glen Ryan about filming the 'miracle' of the Brindabella ranges.

By David Hogan / 26 May 2014
Film

Black and deadly women

Sophia Sambono, Curator Indigenous Collections, surveys the black and deadly women of Australian music, from Fanny Cochrane Smith in the 1890s to Jessica Mauboy in the 21st century.

By Clair Hurford / 23 May 2014
Sound

West Australian Aboriginal Performing Arts

Anna Haebich, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in Perth, showcases West Australian Aboriginal performing arts and the plays, music, dance and festivals in the NFSA collection.

By Anna Haebich / 20 May 2014
Film
Posters
Sound
Apr 2014

Thailand's fragile film heritage

Thai Film Archivist Kedsuda Jina recently visited the NFSA to learn about our preservation work. She told Clair Hurford that her country's heritage is in danger because of a lack of interest from the public.

By Clair Hurford / 9 Apr 2014
Film
Mar 2014

McDonagh sisters' filming locations

Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?

By Graham Shirley / 26 Mar 2014
Film
Jan 2014

Surf music summer

The summer of 1963-64 was the summer of surf music in Australia.

By Kylie Doherty / 21 Jan 2014
Sound
Nov 2013

The Darkside of the Force

We caught up with Warwick Thornton to talk about his new film The Darkside, in which the NFSA makes a cameo.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 28 Nov 2013
Film

1896 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Curator Sally Jackson researches famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

By Sally Jackson / 1 Nov 2013
Film