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Jun 2022

The Abandoned Wallabies UK Tour of 1939

This rare home movie footage from 1939 features the Australian rugby union team en route to the UK – and a tour that would never take place because of the outbreak of war.

By Heather Gill / 29 Jun 2022
Film
Apr 2022

Anzac Day Online

From Gallipoli to the home front, our website features many sights and sounds of the First World War and Anzac Day commemorations.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 20 Apr 2022
Film
Mar 2022

Australian Films and the Oscars

Australian films have been nominated in nearly every category at the Academy Awards.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 22 Mar 2022
Film

Ken Muggleston, Oscar winner

Australian set decorator Ken Muggleston recalls the moment he first learned he'd won an Academy Award.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 22 Mar 2022
Oral History
Jan 2022

Deep Dive: Lion and Lioness

Listen to Alex Sloan in conversation at the NFSA with Sue and Saroo Brierley. They talk about how Saroo's life became the film Lion and also Sue's book Lioness, a prequel of sorts to her son's story.

By Travis Green / 14 Jan 2022
Film
Sound
Dec 2021

Rare 1921 Cricket Footage Discovered

The NFSA has identified rare footage of the 1920–21 Ashes Test series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

By Jeff Wray / 10 Dec 2021
Film
Nov 2021

Happy 100th Ginger Meggs

Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest-running comic strip character, has chalked up a century. The NFSA marks the milestone with newly digitised footage of Ginger and his creator James Charles Bancks.

By Mel Bondfield / 12 Nov 2021
Film
Television
Sep 2021

Tasmanian Tiger in Colour

Samuel François-Steininger has colourised footage from the NFSA collection of Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger in captivity.

By Simon Drake / 7 Sep 2021
Film
Aug 2021

Kurt Fearnley

To coincide with the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, 3-time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley AO shares his story.

By Kurt Fearnley / 25 Aug 2021
Television
Jul 2021

Aboriginal Flag 50th anniversary

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first raising of the Aboriginal flag in July 1971, proud Kamilaroi yinarr (woman) Cheree Toka writes about what the Aboriginal flag means to her.

By Cheree Toka / 7 Jul 2021
Television