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Jan 2018

Johnny O'Keefe and the Liverpool Sound

We're sharing a rare clip of Johnny O'Keefe, Dusty Springfield, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Gene Pitney, and Brian Poole and The Tremeloes performing together on Australian TV.

Simon Smith
Television
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

Australia's Tin Pan Alley

Australia's 'Tin Pan Alley' was born 75 years ago with a burst of patriotic wartime songwriting.

Nick Henderson
Sound
Jul 2017

Pathé's vertical groove

We recently acquired a small collection of seven rare Pathé vertical-cut disc records featuring recordings by Melbourne-born music hall star Billy Williams.

Nick Henderson
Object
Sound

Australia's first gold record

What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.

Nick Henderson
Documents
Sound
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
Jan 2017

Remembering Daddy Cool

We look back at the legacy of Daddy Cool, a band which delivered many firsts for Australian music.

Karen Hewitt
Photographs
Sound
Television