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Nov 2019

Welcome to Television: A Mystery

For World Television Day on 21 November, curator Simon Smith investigates the surviving footage of Australian television's opening night.

By Simon Smith / 18 Nov 2019
Television
Mar 2019

Australia in Colour

The NFSA provided nearly three-quarters of the footage used in the groundbreaking four-part series Australia in Colour.

Film
Television
Nov 2017

World Television Day 2017

This year, we're marking World Television Day on 21 November by sharing two recent ‘finds’ in the NFSA’s vast television collection.

By Simon Smith / 20 Nov 2017
Television
Sep 2016

A homemade TV

Television is celebrating 60 years in Australia this week. Did you know that in TV’s early days, a number of talented people built their own TV sets at home?

By Jenny Gall / 12 Sep 2016
Object
Television
Apr 2016

Dawn Swane

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

By Tara Marynowsky / 26 Apr 2016
Documents
Film
Photographs
Television
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 7 Sep 2015
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Jun 2014

Beatlemania

The third and final instalment in our Beatles Australian tour anniversary celebration shows Beatlemania at its highest - and loudest - point.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 12 Jun 2014
Film
Television

I worked with The Beatles

On the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Australian tour, Frank Ifield and Martin Benge remember the times when they worked with the Fab Four.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 11 Jun 2014
Oral History
May 2013

1950 TV prophecies

NFSA Manager, National Media Miguel Gonzalez discovered an article written by Ken G Hall in 1950, about the future of television. The legendary Australian filmmaker was right about most of his predictions!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 20 May 2013
Television
Dec 2012

Waves from the Golden Age

Ken Berryman examines the legacy of the Once Upon A Wireless Oral History Project.

By Ken Berryman / 18 Dec 2012
Oral History
Radio