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Jun 2022

Australians in Hollywood: Oral Histories

We dive deep into the NFSA Oral History collection to present stories about leading stars and filmmakers featured in our Australians & Hollywood exhibition.

By Sean O'Brien / 27 Jun 2022
Oral History
Feb 2022

Women's and Children's Programs

In the fourth of a 5-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker reveals some of the women who shaped and redefined television content for women and children.

By Jeannine Baker / 28 Feb 2022
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Ozploitation!

Johnny Milner takes a look at the low-budget Australian genre filmmaking of the 1970s and 1980s.

By Johnny Milner / 21 Feb 2022
Film

Vale Glenn Wheatley

We mark the passing of Glenn Wheatley – musician and manager of talent including John Farnham, Little River Band and Delta Goodrem.

By Crispian Winsor / 3 Feb 2022
Oral History
Sound
Dec 2021

1970s Music Festivals

Music festivals in the 1970s offered unprecedented opportunities for enterprising promoters and homegrown musicians, and were spaces where participants enacted ideals of counterculture and community building.

Film
Sound
Nov 2021

Calling the shots

In the third of a five-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

Hypothetical

In the second of a 2-part series, senior video preservation specialist Richard Vorobieff pays homage to the Sunday program's innovative Hypothetical segment on the show's 40th anniversary.

By Richard Vorobieff / 13 Nov 2021
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

The Beginnings of Television

In the first of a five-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 five-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