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Dec 2010

The Story of the Kelly Gang

Sally Jackson and Graham Shirley describe the restoration of the landmark 'The Story of the Kelly Gang' (1906).

By Sally Jackson / 15 Dec 2010
Film

Jedda

Find out how the NFSA restored this groundbreaking Australian film for release on DVD.

Film
Nov 2010

Orphan works

The NFSA sponsors a new user guide on flexible dealing and cultural institutions.

By Fiona Gunn / 30 Nov 2010
Documents
Film
Object
Photographs
Posters
Sound

75 classic films preserved

The NFSA together with Deluxe Sydney and Kodak (Australasia) have preserved and made available 75 classic Australian films.

Film

Salon Lumière

Film curator Sally Jackson's examination of original documents in Australia and France sheds new light on the man who brought the cinema to Australia in 1896.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film

Marius Sestier

The discovery of two films made in Australia by frères Lumière representative Marius Sestier in 1896 includes Australia’s earliest surviving film.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film
Oct 2010

East Timor inspiration

Martin Wesley-Smith reflects on his donation to the NFSA.

By Martin Wesley-Smith / 28 Oct 2010
Photographs

AC Haddon collection

Jenny Gall (Research Fellowships program at NFSA) and myself took the train across the English countryside to Cambridge University. Our destination was the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

By Martin Ford / 27 Oct 2010
Object
Oral History

Reflections on film preservation

Can you ever truly say a film has 'been preserved'?

By Dominic Case / 1 Oct 2010
Film
Sep 2010

For the Term of His Natural Life

NFSA Historian Graham Shirley recalls the restoration of 'For the Term of His Natural Life' (1927).

By Graham Shirley / 27 Sep 2010
Film