In 1929, Hoyts took the latest 'talking pictures' technology on tour to regional Australia.
Discover the stories behind some of Australia's beloved – and also lesser-known – national treasures.
With the news of the passing of Don Burrows, Australia has lost a giant and pioneer of modern Australian jazz.
Berlei cinema and television advertisements and educational glass slides from the 1920s to the 1960s offer a window onto Australian fashion and social mores.
Our 100th curated collection is all about the 1980s, and it stars Charles and Diana, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Edna Everage, David Attenborough, Linda Burney, Ken Done, Michael Hutchence and many, many more.
Australia's 'Tin Pan Alley' was born 75 years ago with a burst of patriotic wartime songwriting.
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.
What would be the 'soundtrack of Australian feminist activism' of the 1970s? Sound Curator Nick Henderson has the answer.
Feminist films from the 1970s, 80s and 90s still resonate today.
Dashiell Hannoush talks to Prue Borthwick about the LGBTI radio program Gaywaves and how she turned her personal stories into social statements.
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're celebrating UNESCO's World Radio Day with Australia's Amateur Hour (1940-1958), 'the largest radio show of all'.
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