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Oct 2021

The Beginnings of Television

In the first of a four-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker looks at the vital – and often unrecognised – role that women played in bringing the first Australian TV programs to air.

By Jeannine Baker / 11 Oct 2021
Documents
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Women Technicians

In the second of a four-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker shares stories of some of the women who excelled in technical production areas during the early years of Australian television.

By Jeannine Baker / 11 Oct 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Sep 2021

Aussie Game Shows: 12 Fun Facts

Presenting 12 fascinating facts about TV game shows – from Pick a Box to Perfect Match to the Price is Right.

By Mel Bondfield / 27 Sep 2021
Television
Aug 2021

The Shiralee: rare colour footage

We share a recently discovered colour home movie of NSW location shooting for the classic Australian film 'The Shiralee' (1957), starring Peter Finch.

By Jeff Wray / 16 Aug 2021
Film

Vale Reg Gorman

Darren Gray pays tribute to a veteran of Australian showbusiness.

By Darren Gray / 10 Aug 2021
Television

Vale Brian Henderson

The NFSA pays tribute to a true legend of Australian television, broadcaster Brian Henderson (1931–2021).

By Mel Bondfield / 9 Aug 2021
Oral History
Television
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

Wake in Fright: 50 years on

Author, columnist and film and TV critic Luke Buckmaster examines the enduring themes of Wake in Fright, 50 years after the film's release in 1971.

By Luke Buckmaster / 30 Jun 2021
Film

I am Rikki

In celebration of our Young Talent Time 50th anniversary curated collection, author, television scriptwriter and YTT fan Clare Atkins shares her childhood love of the show in this short story.

By Clare Atkins / 16 Jun 2021
Television

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