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Dec 2021

Rare 1921 Cricket Footage Discovered

The NFSA has identified rare footage of the 1920–21 Ashes Test series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

By Jeff Wray / 10 Dec 2021
Film
Nov 2021

Easybeats on Top of the Pops

A clip of the Easybeats performing 'Friday on My Mind' on British television's Top of the Pops in 1966 has been rediscovered.

By Simon Smith / 23 Nov 2021
Film
Television

1956 Olympics – home movies

There were several future film and TV makers shooting home movies at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

By Adam Blackshaw / 22 Nov 2021
Film

Happy 100th Ginger Meggs

Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest-running comic strip character, has chalked up a century. The NFSA marks the milestone with newly digitised footage of Ginger and his creator James Charles Bancks.

By Mel Bondfield / 12 Nov 2021
Film
Television

RE/Vision Commission: Jazz Money

Award-winning digital artist Jazz Money is the recipient of the RE/Vision Commission, receiving $25,000 to create an audiovisual piece interpreting the NFSA collection to offer an authentic and contemporary vision of Australia.

By Nicola Gage / 10 Nov 2021
Oct 2021

Media Literacy Week 2021

To mark Media Literacy Week 2021, guest writer Dr TJ Thomson examines the role of the NFSA in improving our understanding of the impact of media in our lives and in Australia's history.

By TJ Thomson / 25 Oct 2021

NFSA Restores: Floating Life

The film Floating Life, by Macau-born director Clara Law, reflects on the Asian migrant experience in Australia in the early 1990s.

By Elena Guest / 25 Oct 2021
Film

NFSA Restores: Radiance

The NFSA has completed a full digital restoration of Rachel Perkins' acclaimed directorial debut, Radiance (1998).

By Elena Guest / 21 Oct 2021
Film

Growing the NFSA collection

Curator Thorsten Kaeding looks at how and why the NFSA selects – and sometimes excludes – materials from the national collection.

By Thorsten Kaeding / 11 Oct 2021

Hey Hey... It's 50 Years!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s most successful TV variety program, we are sharing some rarely seen sequences from 1970s episodes of Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971–2010), including the earliest known surviving colour footage from 1975.

By Simon Smith / 7 Oct 2021
Television