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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
Oct 2021

Phillip Noyce

John Brady looks at the early experimental films of Phillip Noyce including music festival documentary 'Good Afternoon' (1971).

By John Brady / 25 Oct 2021
Film
Photographs
Posters
Jul 2021

David Dalaithngu home movie

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

By Beth Taylor / 5 Jul 2021
Film
Photographs
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
Mar 2020

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
Photographs
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
Photographs
Oct 2018

Sydney Opera House Opening

Photographs, news and home movie footage capture the excitement of the opening of the Sydney Opera House, 45 years ago on 20 October 1973.

By Beth Taylor / 16 Oct 2018
Film
Photographs
Television
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