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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
Sep 2021

Striking Led Zeppelin Gold

The NFSA has unearthed a rare interview with the late John Bonham from Led Zeppelin. The interview is a centrepiece of the new authorised documentary, Becoming Led Zeppelin.

By Nicola Gage / 13 Sep 2021
Film
Radio
Sound
Jul 2021

Eagle Rock

A rarely-seen experimental colourised version of Daddy Cool’s film clip for 'Eagle Rock' has been found and restored by the NFSA.

By Simon Smith / 5 Jul 2021
Film
Oral History
Sound
Mar 2021

Vale Doug Parkinson

We mark the passing of Doug Parkinson, one of Australia's great vocalists.

By Thorsten Kaeding / 18 Mar 2021
Sound
Jan 2021

Deep Dive: Brazen Hussies

Listen to a Q&A with the director of documentary Brazen Hussies (2020), Catherine Dwyer and influential feminist Elizabeth Reid.

By Johnny Milner / 28 Jan 2021
Film
Sound
Nov 2020

NFSA Stories: Explorer Jack Hides

The NFSA's Teilo Nicholls discovered a recording in the collection featuring the voice of his great uncle – a well-known explorer in Papua New Guinea in the 1930s.

By Amanda Diaz / 16 Nov 2020
Radio
Sound
Oct 2020

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 / 29 Oct 2020
Documents
Film
Photographs
Television

Vale Helen Reddy

A tribute to the pioneering Australian singer Helen Reddy, who has passed away at age 78.

By Crispian Winsor / 2 Oct 2020
Sound
Sep 2020

Vale Max Merritt

Thorsten Kaeding pays tribute to Max Merritt, the New Zealand-born singer-songwriter and lead singer of Max Merritt & The Meteors.

By Thorsten Kaeding / 28 Sep 2020
Sound
Aug 2020

Battle of the Sounds

In the late 1960s and early 70s, up-and-coming rock bands looked to find fame and win big by competing in the ultimate contest – Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds.

By Nick Henderson / 21 Aug 2020
Photographs
Radio
Sound