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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
Jul 2016

'Treaty'

Warning: This article may contain names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

By Nick Henderson / 15 Jul 2016
Oral History
Sound
May 2016

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Released 25 years ago today, 'From Little Things Big Things Grow' has become an iconic Australian protest song, symbolic of the movement for Indigenous equality and land rights in Australia.

By Nick Henderson / 26 May 2016
Film
Sound
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
Dec 2014

2014 at the NFSA, Part 2

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 2 includes wild sounds, rock stars, Indigenous music and Mardi Gras.

By Adam Blackshaw / 29 Dec 2014
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television
May 2014

West Australian Aboriginal Performing Arts

Anna Haebich, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in Perth, showcases West Australian Aboriginal performing arts and the plays, music, dance and festivals in the NFSA collection.

By Anna Haebich / 20 May 2014
Film
Posters
Sound
Jun 2013

Georgia Lee

The Indigenous collections team at the NFSA are celebrating the lives and careers of pioneer female Indigenous recording artists with the forthcoming ‘Black and Deadly’ exhibit in Canberra.

By Sophia Sambono / 11 Jun 2013
Sound
Feb 2013

Mildura Time Capsule

See how Mildura has changed in these films and recorded sound items from the NFSA's collection.

By Beth Taylor / 14 Feb 2013
Film
Sound
Aug 2012

Poetry: alive and kicking

West Australian performance poet Kate Wilson discovered the world of performance poetry on YouTube, and now she's added her poetic voice to the global conversation.

By Beth Taylor / 10 Aug 2012
Sound