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Jul 2021

David Gulpilil home movie

This never-before-seen home movie footage of David Gulpilil dancing in 1979 was recently donated to the NFSA.

By Beth Taylor / 5 Jul 2021
Film
Photographs
Jun 2021

The Cultural Icons

Canberra is home to 12 of Australia’s most iconic cultural institutions. And for the first time in history, these icons are collaborating to give 12 unique perspectives of Australia’s story.

Film
Photographs
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
Jul 2020

50 wonderful surprises

Fifty surprising, heartwarming and weirdly wonderful items from the NFSA collection.

By Beth Taylor / 7 Jul 2020
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Object
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Radio
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Television
Mar 2020

The NFSA is Always Open Online

The NFSA is always open online, with our collection available to be explored 24/7.

By Noel Wheatley / 23 Mar 2020
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Oral History
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Radio
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The McDonagh Sisters

For International Women's Day, we present a portrait of the pioneering Australian filmmakers, the McDonagh Sisters – Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis.

By Graham Shirley / 4 Mar 2020
Film
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Dec 2019

2019 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2019?

By Adam Blackshaw / 11 Dec 2019
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Oral History
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Radio
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Television
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
Jan 2019

Donald Bradman: film actor

Sir Donald Bradman is recognised internationally as one of the greatest cricketers of all time, but did you know he also briefly acted in a movie?

By Jeff Wray / 21 Jan 2019
Film
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