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Oct 2017

Vinyl Lounge turns 4

Our free monthly Vinyl Lounge celebrated its 4th birthday on 6 October, with a memorable evening that included great music, delicious cake and a very special guest.

Amanda Diaz
Sound
Feb 2017

Fanny's Memory of the World

Tasmanian Aboriginal recordings are inscribed in the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

WARNING: this article contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Rod Butler
Sound
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.

Nick Henderson
Film
Sound
Sep 2015

Famous faces at the NFSA: Part 2

Lisa Wilkinson, Don Walker, Steve Liebmann and Chris Haywood recently visited the NFSA. Watch the interviews here.

Miguel Gonzalez
Oral History
Television
Dec 2014

2014 at the NFSA, Part 2

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 2 includes wild sounds, rock stars, Indigenous music and Mardi Gras.

Adam Blackshaw
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television
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
Sep 2014

Donation of rare disc

The first known Australian to make a commercially released recording, the long forgotten Syria Lamonte, is now preserved by the NFSA thanks to the kind donation of an 1898 recording acquired by Roger Neill.

Tamara Osicka
Object
Sound
May 2014

The Art of Sound, Tasmania

Brendan Smith explains why 'The Art of Sound' was meant to come to Burnie, Tasmania.

Brendan Smith
Sound
May 2013

Restoring Eagle Rock

A rarely-seen experimental colourised version of Daddy Cool’s film clip for 'Eagle Rock' has been found and restored by the NFSA.

Simon Smith
Film
Oral History
Sound
Jan 2013

The Art of Sound, Grafton

Project Coordinator Brendan Smith's sneak peek ahead of the opening of 'The Art of Sound' at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

Brendan Smith
Sound