The NFSA collection now includes over three million items. Here is a small taste of what we acquired in 2019.
From lifesaving to 'soul surfing’: Paul Byrnes tracks the history of surfing and surf movies in Australia.
Janine Winfree, a visitor from George Eastman House in the US, explores the NFSA's 28mm film collection.
A look at the red satin dress worn by Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!, as featured in Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.
Australia's 'Tin Pan Alley' was born 75 years ago with a burst of patriotic wartime songwriting.
The NFSA recently acquired costumes, scrapbooks and other memorabilia recording the career of Hal Turner, who played one of the first recognisable children's characters on Australian television.
We recently acquired a small collection of seven rare Pathé vertical-cut disc records featuring recordings by Melbourne-born music hall star Billy Williams.
What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.
We had to build a custom-made device and photograph 465 frames in order to bring back to life a 1901 Kinora cricket film!
We look back at the legacy of Daddy Cool, a band which delivered many firsts for Australian music.
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