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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
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
May 2021

Moulin Rouge! Red Satin Dress

A look at the red satin dress worn by Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!, on the film's 20th anniversary.

By Jennifer Coombes / 10 May 2021
Film
Object
Nov 2020

NFSA Stories: Explorer Jack Hides

The NFSA's Teilo Nicholls discovered a recording in the collection featuring the voice of his great uncle – a well-known explorer in Papua New Guinea in the 1930s.

By Amanda Diaz / 16 Nov 2020
Radio
Sound
Sep 2020

Deep Dive: Making Waves + Emma Bortignon

In 2020 the NFSA screened the documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, followed by a Q&A with award-winning Australian sound designer Emma Bortignon.

By Johnny Milner / 29 Sep 2020
Film
Aug 2020

Australian History Timeline 2

The Australian History Timeline features over 90 film clips showcasing a unique collection of Australian history documentaries. Part 2 covers the 1900s to the 1940s.

Film
Television

Gender Roles in 1940s Ads

A look back at the portrayal of women and men as homemakers and breadwinners in cinema advertising from the 1940s.

By Mel Bondfield / 7 Aug 2020
Film