In 1929, Hoyts took the latest 'talking pictures' technology on tour to regional Australia.
Discover the stories behind some of Australia's beloved – and also lesser-known – national treasures.
With the news of the passing of Don Burrows, Australia has lost a giant and pioneer of modern Australian jazz.
As part of our Newscaf series, we bring you some notable Christmas light displays, from Toowoomba to Tasmania.
Photographs, news and home movie footage capture the excitement of the opening of the Sydney Opera House, 45 years ago on 20 October 1973.
As part of our Newscaf series, we look back at a chilling crime that devastated Victorian police 30 years ago.
Fifty years ago, on 21 June 1966, Australia was shocked when Labor and Opposition Leader Arthur Calwell was shot at close range by 19-year-old Peter Kocan.
Film Curator Heather Gill looks at the legacy of short-film festival Tropfest.
Commemorating 50 years since the conversion to decimal currency in Australia. As the jingle says 'Clink go the cents folks, clink, clink, clink. Changeover day is closer than you think.'
The NFSA has supplied Australian archival film classics to Cambodia's Technicolor Foundation Film Festival and NFSA Senior Researcher Mick Newnham enjoys the audience reaction.
Christmas drivers taking the coast road out of Canberra in 1974 had to face the rapidly deteriorating 'horror highway'.
On Thursday 26 September 1974, a global musical phenomenon arrived in Canberra.
Mick Newnham attends the inaugural MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival in Phnom Penh and is reminded that 'there are no old films, just films you haven't seen yet'.
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