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Aug 2017

Remembering Strictly Ballroom

In an exclusive interview, Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice share memories of the movie that launched their big-screen careers.

By Mel Bondfield / 16 Aug 2017
Film

Strictly Ballroom turns 25

The NFSA is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Strictly Ballroom with a bold new online exhibition and curated collection.

By Mel Bondfield / 14 Aug 2017
Film
Dec 2016

Marvellous Melbourne

Take a step back in time and discover the charm of Melbourne more than a century ago.

By Jemma Pietrus / 9 Dec 2016
Film
Aug 2016

The Fairlight Sampling Synthesizer

In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!

By Beth Taylor / 29 Aug 2016
Object
May 2016

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Released 25 years ago today, 'From Little Things Big Things Grow' has become an iconic Australian protest song, symbolic of the movement for Indigenous equality and land rights in Australia.

By Nick Henderson / 26 May 2016
Film
Sound
Mar 2016

Madonna: recession buster

We take a look back at the early 1990s, to see how Australia reacted to Madonna's first tour.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 14 Mar 2016
Television
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 7 Sep 2015
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Jun 2015

Darwin time capsule

Discover the history of Darwin, Northern Territory through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 29 Jun 2015
Film

Producing Muriel's Wedding

'Muriel's Wedding' producer Lynda House talks about her journey with the film, from reading the first script treatment to celebrating its cultural impact 20 years on.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 15 Jun 2015
Film
May 2013

South West time capsule

A selection of films made about Australia's South West dating from 1907 to 1972.

By Beth Taylor / 25 May 2013
Film