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Nov 2019

Welcome to Television: A Mystery

For World Television Day on 21 November, curator Simon Smith investigates the surviving footage of Australian television's opening night.

By Simon Smith / 18 Nov 2019
Television
Jul 2018

Jane Campion: a portrait

Jane Campion's bold and unconventional work has been acclaimed around the world. 

By Richard Kuipers / 27 Jul 2018
Film
Photographs
Television
Nov 2017

World Television Day 2017

This year, we're marking World Television Day on 21 November by sharing two recent ‘finds’ in the NFSA’s vast television collection.

By Simon Smith / 20 Nov 2017
Television
Sep 2016

A homemade TV

Television is celebrating 60 years in Australia this week. Did you know that in TV’s early days, a number of talented people built their own TV sets at home?

By Jenny Gall / 12 Sep 2016
Object
Television
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.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 30 Aug 2016
Film
Television
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

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

By Adam Blackshaw / 7 Sep 2015
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
May 2013

1950 TV prophecies

NFSA Manager, National Media Miguel Gonzalez discovered an article written by Ken G Hall in 1950, about the future of television. The legendary Australian filmmaker was right about most of his predictions!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 20 May 2013
Television

Shooting 'Demonstrator', 1970

Behind-the-scenes glimpses of a film shot in Canberra in the forefront of the Australian film revival of the 1970s.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 2 May 2013
Television
Apr 2013

100 years of Film Australia

A chronology of Film Australia - preserving and providing access to the nation’s documentary record for 100 years.

By Graham Shirley / 15 Apr 2013
Film
Sound
Television
Feb 2012

The Art of Screenwriting

Some of our most notable screenwriters talk about their craft.

By Ken Berryman / 14 Feb 2012
Film
Oral History
Television