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Oct 2013

Kids' parties

We celebrate Home Movie Day (19 October) with a home movie time capsule about kid's parties (1909 to 1950).

By Beth Taylor / 17 Oct 2013
Film

Wrong Side of the Road gathering

The NFSA’s Indigenous Collections team worked hard to bring about a special reunion at the Sydney Film Festival last month. The premiere of the digital restoration of the film Wrong Side of the Road was too good an opportunity to miss.

By Peter White / 11 Oct 2013
Film
Sep 2013

Hollywood in Australia: Part 3

In part three, Jeannette Delamoir considers what Franklyn Barrett's 1925 tour of Far North Queensland with The Ten Commandments tells us about Barrett, film attendance and regional Australian audiences.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 2

In part two, Jeannette Delamoir describes filmmaker Franklyn Barrett's preparations for, and staging of, a live prologue to The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 1

Hollywood, local filmmakers and regional Australia intersect in the story of Franklyn Barrett's touring of a live prologue to Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

International Council on Archives

Senior researcher Mick Newnham reports on his recent visit to the Solomon Islands for the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives.

By Mick Newnham / 4 Sep 2013
Film
Aug 2013

Bringing records back to life

Audio officer Gerry O'Neill reveals the mysteries of disc cleaning and digitisation, to make those old records sound like new.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 9 Aug 2013
Object
Sound

Digitise or Perish

Rick Prelinger and Paula Le Dieu discuss the exciting challenges and opportunities cultural institutions face in the digital age.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 8 Aug 2013
Film
Jul 2013

Squizzy Taylor

Curator Tenille Hands looks at the lost 1920s Australian sporting film starring Squizzy Taylor, the Melbourne gangster and subject of Underbelly: Squizzy (2013).

By Tenille Hands / 26 Jul 2013
Posters
Television

South Australia

See a snapshot of South Australia's history, featuring Mount Gambier, Adelaide and Naracoorte.

By Beth Taylor / 4 Jul 2013
Film