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Nov 2021

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

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

Women Technicians

In the second of a four-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker shares stories of some of the women who excelled in technical production areas during the early years of Australian television.

By Jeannine Baker / 11 Oct 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Sep 2021

The Comeback: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Forty years ago, Kit Laughlin released his film ‘The Comeback’, documenting Arnold Schwarzenegger’s controversial 7th Mr Olympia title. The contest took place at the Sydney Opera House on 4 October 1980.

By Adam Blackshaw / 27 Sep 2021
Film
Jul 2021

Vale John Cornell

A tribute to John Cornell, the talented writer and highly respected business visionary, who has passed away at age 80.

By Gayle Lake / 26 Jul 2021
Film
Television
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
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

Pat Fiske on Australia Daze

Director Pat Fiske shares her story about the making of the landmark documentary Australia Daze.

By Pat Fiske / 21 Jan 2021
Film

Australia Daze: 1988 to Now

For the documentary Australia Daze, 28 film crews captured Australia's bicentennial celebrations over 24 hours across the country on 26 January 1988.

By Sean Bridgeman / 19 Jan 2021
Film
Dec 2020

2020 at the NFSA

View and listen to highlights of what we collected in 2020, including an emotional eyewitness account of the Victorian bushfires and exclusive interviews on the impact of COVID-19.

By Mel Bondfield / 16 Dec 2020
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television