With Elton back in Australia, we're sharing rare clips from some of his previous visits in the 1970s and '80s.
In November 1979, Mental As Anything released their debut album 'Get Wet' and launched a long career.
See bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage from the first 10 years of Australian television.
To celebrate Sir Elton John's farewell tour, we've found some rare press conferences and interviews from previous visits to Australia in 1974, 1984 and 1988.
In November 1979, Australian band Mental As Anything released their debut album 'Get Wet' and launched a long career.
Listen to excerpts from an Oral History interview with Elise Lockwood. Twenty-five years ago, she was the stills photographer on the set of 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' (1994).
Sydney community radio station 2SER 107.3 first went to air on 1 October 1979. Station archivist Dr Liz Giuffre shares excerpts from a music industry documentary by Richard Kingsmill that was broadcast on 2SER in 1988.
The NFSA has acquired 24 glass slides by Walter Scott Griffiths illustrating his alternative vision for Australia’s future capital city.
The NFSA collection contains over 100 political glass slide advertisements from 1917 to 1976.
Within a generation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers have become a vibrant presence in the centre of filmmaking in Australia.
The NFSA provided nearly three-quarters of the footage used in the groundbreaking four-part series Australia in Colour.
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.
We pay tribute to rock journalist and NFSA Oral History interviewer, Anthony O'Grady.
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