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Dec 2011

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 1

Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

By Quentin Turnour / 15 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs
Oct 2011

Australian film critics

NFSA Librarian Jan Thurling takes a look at the local film critic scene - from Australia's very first review, to the new generation of critics.

By Jan Thurling / 31 Oct 2011
Film

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton

NFSA Librarian Jan Thurling gives five stars to David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz, who are celebrating 25 years of critiquing films together.

By Jan Thurling / 28 Oct 2011
Film
Television

Is everyone really a critic?

With some big celebrations in Australian film criticism happening this week, Jan Thurling, manager of the NFSA Library, reflects on the changing role of critics.

By Jan Thurling / 24 Oct 2011
Film
Apr 2011

Australian Mediatheque

Latest additions to the Australian Mediatheque in Melbourne's Federation Square include early AFL footage and films of the Murray River Region.

By Zsuzsi Szucs / 7 Apr 2011
Film
Feb 2011

Bernie Carson

Bernie Carson is a 19-year-old performer from Harrisville in regional Queensland who will be singing at Cooee Cabaret in Boonah.

By Beth Taylor / 18 Feb 2011
Sound
Jan 2011

Waltzing Matilda, covered

Just about every craze, fad and fashion in popular music has generated a recording of Waltzing Matilda.

By Graham McDonald / 7 Jan 2011
Documents
Sound