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Mar 2013

The naming of Canberra, 1913

As Canberra celebrates its centenary, Jennifer Coombes highlights Raymond Longford's footage of the naming of Canberra.

By Jennifer Coombes / 8 Mar 2013
Film
Feb 2013

Queenie Ashton

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the contributions of several pioneering women, starting with Queenie Ashton.

By Carla Teixeira / 12 Feb 2013
Radio
Oct 2012

It was such a Lovely time...

Dr. Jeannette Delamoir's PhD in media studies explored the construction of Louise Lovely's star persona, so she didn't hesitate when Arc Cinema asked her to introduce two of Lovely's films during the Spring Silents season.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 9 Oct 2012
Film
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
Jul 2012

Dear Old London

As the world turns its attention to London, host city of the 2012 Olympic Games, Simon Smith explores an endearing travelogue of the city.

By Simon Smith / 30 Jul 2012
Film
Jun 2012

Before The Bridge

Simon Smith reports on a feature-length selection of silent films curated by the NFSA for the 2012 Sydney Film Festival.

By Simon Smith / 5 Jun 2012
Film
May 2012

Cooee Cabaret in WA

Western Australia has a wealth of talent, and we're featuring two vibrant young performers as part of Cooee Cabaret.

By Beth Taylor / 18 May 2012
Sound

West Australian time capsule

It's Western Australia's time to shine as we look at a selection of films made about the sunny state from 1907-1972.

By Beth Taylor / 15 May 2012
Film
Sep 2011

On the road with the Corricks

From 1879-1914, the Australian-based Corrick Family Entertainers toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe showing repackaged and complete versions of the latest special effects, comedy and non-fiction films in black-and-white and dazzling colour.

By Sally Jackson / 29 Sep 2011
Film
Nov 2010

Film Connection

An international collaboration between the NFSA and the US National Film Preservation Foundation has returned eight American silent short films previously presumed lost.

Film