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Dec 2015

Red Dragon

Film curator Sally Jackson takes a fresh look at Australia's first animated feature, Eric Porter's Marco Polo Junior Versus The Red Dragon.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Dec 2015
Film

The Kid Stakes

The NFSA has released silent classic film The Kid Stakes (1927) on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time.

By John Brady / 14 Dec 2015
Film
Oct 2015

Chaplins, goats and Bathing Beauties

Just another day at the races: Charlie Chaplin lookalikes and a Bathing Beauty competition from 1921.

By Beth Taylor / 27 Oct 2015
Film

100 Years of The Sentimental Bloke

Assistant Curator Jenny Gall spoke with CJ Dennis biographer Phil Butters, ahead of this week's centenary anniversary of the publication of The Sentimental Bloke.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 9 Oct 2015
Film
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
Aug 2015

Cookery Nook

This surreal black-and-white animation from 1931 was produced by the Australian Dried Fruits Association’s Dried Fruits Publicity Committee.

By Beth Taylor / 31 Aug 2015
Film
Jun 2015

Darwin time capsule

Discover the history of Darwin, Northern Territory through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 29 Jun 2015
Film
Apr 2015

Harry Julius' cartoons of war

Film curator Sally Jackson looks at eight short 'Cartoons of the Moment' about the First World War, including one from April 1915 that heralds the start of the Gallipoli campaign.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Apr 2015
Film
Mar 2015

Story of a dress

This is how a sequined dress bought in Paris by Yass woman Kathleen Coen in 1925 became part of Australia’s film history.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 6 Mar 2015
Film
Object
Jan 2015

Disney at the NFSA

To mark the beginning of our Disney classics season at Arc cinema, Miguel Gonzalez explores some of the Disney items held in the NFSA collection.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 5 Jan 2015
Film
Photographs
Sound