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Sep 2016

Malcolm turns 30

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the beloved Australian comedy Malcolm.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Aug 2016

Filming Gallipoli

On the anniversary of the release of 'Gallipoli' in August 1981, we share this appearance of director Peter Weir and actors Mel Gibson and David Argue on the popular The Mike Walsh Show.

Stephen Groenewegen
Film
Television

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!

Beth Taylor
Object
Jul 2016

A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice premiered in Australia on 24 July 1956 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Posters
May 2016

Howling III

NFSA Publicity Coordinator Jemma Pietrus interviews filmmaker Philippe Mora about Howling III: The Marsupials.

Jemma Pietrus
Film
Apr 2016

Selling Mick Dundee

Crocodile Dundee was a huge international hit. How was it marketed in different countries?

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs
Posters

Crocodile Dundee 30th anniversary

It's been thirty years since Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee charmed audiences worldwide with his laconic humour.

Beth Taylor
Documents
Film
Oral History
Feb 2016

Return to Hanging Rock

Clips from a Q&A with actress Anne Louise Lambert (Miranda), plus more outtakes from our 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' online exhibition, '40 Years of Mystery'.

Stephen Groenewegen
Film
Oral History

Smithy turns 70

We celebrate the 70th anniversary of Charles Kingsford Smith biopic 'Smithy' with a look at Billy Hughes' cameo in the film.

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs
Posters
Jan 2016

Tutus and fake boobs

The musical comedy Starstruck (1982) and its colourful, outrageous costumes were ahead of their time.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object