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Feb 2022

Vale Glenn Wheatley

We mark the passing of Glenn Wheatley – musician and manager of talent including John Farnham, Little River Band and Delta Goodrem.

By Crispian Winsor / 3 Feb 2022
Oral History
Sound
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

Vale Doug Parkinson

We mark the passing of Doug Parkinson, one of Australia's great vocalists.

By Thorsten Kaeding / 18 Mar 2021
Oral History
Sound
Mar 2020

The NFSA is Always Open Online

The NFSA is always open online, with our collection available to be explored 24/7.

By Noel Wheatley / 23 Mar 2020
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television
Dec 2018

Vale Anthony O'Grady

We pay tribute to rock journalist and NFSA Oral History interviewer, Anthony O'Grady.

By Karen Hewitt / 20 Dec 2018
Oral History
Sound
Oct 2018

Horror Radio

For Halloween, we're sharing three full-length episodes of popular horror and thriller radio serials of the 1940s and 50s.

By Chris Arneil / 26 Oct 2018
Radio
Feb 2018

Top 40 radio turns 60

Sixty years ago this month, the Top 40 pop chart helped bring the golden age of radio to a close and kickstarted a new era.

By Chris Arneil / 28 Feb 2018
Oral History
Radio
Aug 2017

Australia's Tin Pan Alley

Australia's 'Tin Pan Alley' was born 75 years ago with a burst of patriotic wartime songwriting.

By Nick Henderson / 7 Aug 2017
Sound
Jul 2017

Australia's first gold record

What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.

By Nick Henderson / 6 Jul 2017
Documents
Sound
Feb 2017

Radio Amateur Hour

We're celebrating UNESCO's World Radio Day with Australia's Amateur Hour (1940-1958), 'the largest radio show of all'.

By Chris Arneil / 13 Feb 2017
Radio
Sound