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Jan 2018

Johnny O'Keefe and the Liverpool Sound

We're sharing a rare clip of Johnny O'Keefe, Dusty Springfield, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Gene Pitney, and Brian Poole and The Tremeloes performing together on Australian TV.

Simon Smith
Television
Aug 2017

Australia's Tin Pan Alley

Australia's 'Tin Pan Alley' was born 75 years ago with a burst of patriotic wartime songwriting.

Nick Henderson
Sound
Jul 2017

Pathé's vertical groove

We recently acquired a small collection of seven rare Pathé vertical-cut disc records featuring recordings by Melbourne-born music hall star Billy Williams.

Nick Henderson
Object
Sound

Australia's first gold record

What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.

Nick Henderson
Documents
Sound
Jan 2017

Remembering Daddy Cool

We look back at the legacy of Daddy Cool, a band which delivered many firsts for Australian music.

Karen Hewitt
Photographs
Sound
Television
Dec 2016

Marvellous Melbourne

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

Jemma Pietrus
Film
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

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

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Jun 2015

Darwin time capsule

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

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Nov 2014

From Dingo to Divinyls

What do dingoes, 80s rock and an orgasmic opus have in common? They're all part of the 2014 Sounds of Australia!

Miguel Gonzalez
Sound
Jun 2014

Casey Kasem and American Top 40

American DJ Casey Kasem's American Top 40 was a fixture on commercial radio stations all over the world. He passed away on 15 June 2014.

Graham McDonald
Radio