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Sep 2016

Peter Finch

On the centenary of Oscar-winning actor Peter Finch’s birth, we publish highlights from his early radio career in Australia.

By Adam Blackshaw / 28 Sep 2016
Film
Radio

Staff Profile: Danny Dawson

NFSA Audiovisual Preservation Manager, Danny Dawson, talks to Adam Blackshaw about his career highlights and the challenges of digitisation.

By Adam Blackshaw / 6 Sep 2016
Film

Paralympics

An Adelaide dentist and amateur filmmaker has donated almost 10 hours of footage which helps chronicle the Australian and international Paralympic movement in the 1970s and 80s.

By Annie Breslin / 5 Sep 2016
Film
Aug 2016

Olympic home videos

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

By Adam Blackshaw / 1 Aug 2016
Film
Jun 2016

Belinda Hunt

Emily George speaks with Documents and Artefacts Curator Belinda Hunt about how a visit to the NFSA in primary school would ultimately define her career - and her life.

By Emily George / 7 Jun 2016
Documents
Film
Photographs
May 2016

Con Colleano

Go behind-the-scenes at the circus with rare home movie footage of Australia's Con Colleano, the world-famous 'Wizard of the Wire'.

By Tara Marynowsky / 9 May 2016
Film
Photographs
Posters

Staff Profile: Michael Karris

Operations Supervisor Michael Karris chats to Emily George about how he taught himself to direct, produce and write films, his love of the medium and the work he does with the NFSA collection.

By Emily George / 3 May 2016
Film
Oral History
Apr 2016

Dawn Swane

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

By Tara Marynowsky / 26 Apr 2016
Documents
Film
Photographs
Television

Bronwyn Murphy

Bronwyn Murphy talks to Emily George about working as a sound editor on Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), The Sapphires(2012) and Mabo: Life of an Island Man(1997).

By Emily George / 5 Apr 2016
Film
Oral History
Sound
Feb 2016

JP McGowan

David Donaldson, the inaugural Director of the Sydney Film Festival, shines a light on the career of South Australian-born Hollywood pioneer JP McGowan.

By David Donaldson / 15 Feb 2016
Film