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Aug 2017

Paul Mercurio

Twenty-five years on, Paul Mercurio talks to the NFSA's Miguel Gonzalez about his life and career after the success of Strictly Ballroom.

Mel Bondfield
Film

A 1950s autograph book

The stars of Australian radio serials and cinema touched the lives of many, but one Sydney teenager of the 1950s had the autograph book to prove it.

Jessica Bolton
Object
Jun 2017

David Gulpilil: Screen legend

We are celebrating the life and work of one of Australia's finest actors with a new curated collection. 

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs

David Gulpilil: A Portrait

A look at David Gulpilil's 40-year career and his profound impact on Australian cinema.

Liz McNiven
Film
Photographs

Feminist Filmmakers

Feminist films from the 1970s, 80s and 90s still resonate today.

Heather Gill
Film
Apr 2017

50 years of talkback radio

Did you know that until 17 April 1967, talkback radio was illegal in Australia?

Chris Arneil
Radio

A 1950s woman in radio

Prompted by our Women in Radio curated collection, Neale Hoggan sent us some lovely images depicting his mother Enid's life in radio.

Frances Baldwin
Photographs
Radio
Feb 2017

Radio Amateur Hour

We're celebrating UNESCO's World Radio Day with Australia's Amateur Hour (1940-1958), 'the largest radio show of all'.

Chris Arneil
Radio
Sound
Dec 2016

2016 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2016?

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Television
Sep 2016

Peter Finch

On the centenary of Oscar-winning actor Peter Finch’s birth, we publish highlights from his early radio career in Australia.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Radio