Every Australian knows the chorus of 'Waltzing Matilda' but who sang the song first?
This television ad for Woman's Day magazine's Melbourne Cup edition shows a slice of Australian life in 1982.
NFSA staff discuss the significance of preserving our audiovisual heritage.
Cold Chisel are the quintessential Aussie band who wrote the soundtrack for a generation.
To mark 35 years since the premiere of The Thorn Birds mini-series, we take a look at the original costume design sketches in the NFSA collection and talk to Rachel Ward.
Dashiell Hannoush talks to Prue Borthwick about the LGBTI radio program Gaywaves and how she turned her personal stories into social statements.
In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!
The musical comedy Starstruck (1982) and its colourful, outrageous costumes were ahead of their time.
Through this glass slide we catch a glimpse of a European perspective of Australia, circa 1895.
Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.
What do dingoes, 80s rock and an orgasmic opus have in common? They're all part of the 2014 Sounds of Australia!
The first known Australian to make a commercially released recording, the long forgotten Syria Lamonte, is now preserved by the NFSA thanks to the kind donation of an 1898 recording acquired by Roger Neill.
The Excursion to London panorama toy is a pre-cinema artefact that reveals much about the intimacy of 19th century family life.
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