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Dec 2013

Preserving the born-digital

Sound archivist Tess Elieff shares some of her favourite Bandcamp discoveries and explains why this platform is a digital archivist's best friend.

By Tessa Elieff / 9 Dec 2013
Sound

Francesca de Valence

The NFSA presented a National Songwriting Award to Francesca de Valence for her song ‘Beautiful Night’.

By Imelda Cooney / 9 Dec 2013
Sound
Nov 2013

The Darkside of the Force

We caught up with Warwick Thornton to talk about his new film The Darkside, in which the NFSA makes a cameo.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 28 Nov 2013
Film
Oct 2013

Calls of the wild

Curator Tessa Elieff heard the call of the wild at this year's Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group meeting.

By Tessa Elieff / 24 Oct 2013
Sound

Vale Daphne Campbell

Oral History manager Ken Berryman farewells the star of the 1946 Australian epic The Overlanders, Daphne Campbell, who passed away on 15 October 2013 at the age of 89.

By Ken Berryman / 21 Oct 2013
Film
Oral History

Wrong Side of the Road gathering

The NFSA’s Indigenous Collections team worked hard to bring about a special reunion at the Sydney Film Festival last month. The premiere of the digital restoration of the film Wrong Side of the Road was too good an opportunity to miss.

By Peter White / 11 Oct 2013
Film

Gotye, in his own words

Wouter ‘Wally’ De Backer, better known as Gotye, sat down with us to record a comprehensive Oral history interview.

By Ken Berryman / 1 Oct 2013
Oral History
Sound
Sep 2013

Hollywood in Australia: Part 3

In part three, Jeannette Delamoir considers what Franklyn Barrett's 1925 tour of Far North Queensland with The Ten Commandments tells us about Barrett, film attendance and regional Australian audiences.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 2

In part two, Jeannette Delamoir describes filmmaker Franklyn Barrett's preparations for, and staging of, a live prologue to The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 1

Hollywood, local filmmakers and regional Australia intersect in the story of Franklyn Barrett's touring of a live prologue to Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs