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Nov 2021

Calling the shots

In the third of a four-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker celebrates some of the female producers and directors working in Australian television in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

By Jeannine Baker / 29 Nov 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television

The Young Doctors

The Young Doctors made its debut on TCN 9 (Nine Network) on 8 November 1976, breaking new ground in medical drama.

By Helen Tully / 5 Nov 2021
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
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
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
Nov 2019

Get Wet

In November 1979, Australian band Mental As Anything released their debut album 'Get Wet' and launched a long career.

By Sean O'Brien / 27 Nov 2019
Oral History
Posters
Sound
Television

Rural Bank Radio

Guest contributor Jennifer Bowen shares extracts from several rare regional radio programs in the NFSA collection funded by the Rural Bank of NSW.

By Jennifer Bowen / 13 Nov 2019
Radio
Mar 2019

Introducing Lillian Roxon

Australian journalist Lillian Roxon was one of the first to take rock and punk music seriously.

By Beth Taylor / 4 Mar 2019
Photographs
Radio
Sep 2018

A Portrait of Pearl

Jennifer Coombes explores the life of Pearl Schweig, an actress from the 1930s Cinesound casting books who features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

By Jennifer Coombes / 10 Sep 2018
Film
Object
Photographs