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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
Dec 2015

2015 at the NFSA

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2015? Part 1 includes iconic Australian films and kangaroos on Sesame Street.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television
Nov 2015

A French view of Melbourne, circa 1895

Through this glass slide we catch a glimpse of a European perspective of Australia, circa 1895.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object

Restoring history: Alec Morgan’s 'Lousy Little Sixpence'

Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd speaks with Alec Morgan about his groundbreaking documentary Lousy Little Sixpence.

Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd
Film

Return to country

CEO Michael Loebenstein chronicles his recent trip to the Pilbara, where he and Chair Gabrielle Trainor joined the NFSA Indigenous Connections team.

Michael Loebenstein
Documents
Film
Aug 2015

Training Australia’s remote archivists

NFSA experts understand the importance of sharing their knowledge and experience with their peers. Conservation Manager Mick Newnham recently spent five days training remote Indigenous archivists.

Mick Newnham
Documents
Jan 2013

Remembering the real Sapphires

Black Screen Coordinator Andrea Briggs (Wiradjuri) writes about a very emotional screening of The Sapphires in Narrandera, NSW.

Andrea Briggs
Film
Oct 2010

AC Haddon collection

Jenny Gall (Research Fellowships program at NFSA) and myself took the train across the English countryside to Cambridge University. Our destination was the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Martin Ford
Object
Oral History