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Jul 2021

The Corricks in Tasmania

NFSA curator Jillian Mackenzie writes about the Ten Days on the Island festival where she took the newly digitised Corrick Collection on tour.

By Jillian Mackenzie / 1 Jul 2021
Film
Jun 2021

Deep Dive: The Sentimental Bloke

Listen to a Q&A with composer Paul Mac about writing a new score for the NFSA Restores digital restoration of The Sentimental Bloke.

By Johnny Milner / 7 Jun 2021
Film
Sound
Mar 2021

Stewart Corrick on The Marvellous Corricks

Stewart Corrick writes about his grandfather Leonard's famous family of entertainers and the 40-year mission to preserve and digitise the Corrick Collection.

By Stewart Corrick / 12 Mar 2021
Film

Corricks On Tour

From 1879-1914, the Australian-based Corrick Family Entertainers toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe.

By Sally Jackson / 5 Mar 2021
Film
Oct 2020

NFSA Restores: The Cheaters

Restoring 'The Cheaters', a 1929 silent film by the pioneering McDonagh sisters.

By Tara Marynowsky / 12 Oct 2020
Film
Mar 2020

The McDonagh Sisters

For International Women's Day, we present a portrait of the pioneering Australian filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters – Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis.

By Graham Shirley / 4 Mar 2020
Film
Photographs

McDonagh sisters' filming locations

Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?

By Graham Shirley / 4 Mar 2020
Film
Sep 2018

Annette Kellerman's amazing life

Overcoming childhood adversity, Australian silent movie star Annette Kellerman took on the world – swimming, acting, performing and writing herself into the history books.

By Beth Taylor / 27 Sep 2018
Film
Photographs
Jun 2018

Aelita: Queen of Mars

The NFSA has recently digitised to 4K the groundbreaking 1924 Russian science-fiction feature film 'Aelita: Queen of Mars'.

By Craig Dingwall / 7 Jun 2018
Film
May 2018

Louise Lovely: 1916 fan mail

The NFSA recently acquired two signed photographs of silent film star Louise Lovely and a letter of hers responding to a fan in 1916.

By Jenny Gall / 22 May 2018
Film
Object
Photographs