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Feb 2013

Mildura Time Capsule

See how Mildura has changed in these films and recorded sound items from the NFSA's collection.

By Beth Taylor / 14 Feb 2013
Film
Sound

Grace Gibson

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the pioneering contribution of Grace Gibson.

By Maryanne Doyle / 12 Feb 2013
Radio
Dec 2011

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 1

Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

By Quentin Turnour / 15 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs
Oct 2011

Melbourne Cup magic

The NFSA is proud to present the race that stopped the nation… 114 years ago!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 31 Oct 2011
Film
Object
Dec 2010

Sydney: City of Film

In offering my congratulations to the Sydney: City of Film management committee for their successful bid, I would also like to reflect for a moment on why Sydney so richly deserves this honour.

By Ann Landrigan / 14 Dec 2010
Film
Television
Nov 2010

Film Connection

An international collaboration between the NFSA and the US National Film Preservation Foundation has returned eight American silent short films previously presumed lost.

Film

Marius Sestier

The discovery of two films made in Australia by frères Lumière representative Marius Sestier in 1896 includes Australia’s earliest surviving film.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film
Oct 2010

Melbourne Cup Stops the Nation Again

One of the first films ever recorded in Australia screens 12 times a day in Federation Square in the lead-up to the 150th Melbourne Cup.

By Siobhan Dee / 29 Oct 2010
Film