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Jan 2017

Ronald Ryan: The Last Man Hanged

Ronald Ryan was the last man hanged in Australia, 50 years ago on 3 February 1967.

Bronwyn Barnett
Television
Dec 2016

Marvellous Melbourne

Take a step back in time and discover the charm of Melbourne more than a century ago.

Jemma Pietrus
Film
Aug 2016

Budding filmmakers at the 1956 Olympics

There were several future film and TV makers shooting home movies at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Nov 2015

A French view of Melbourne, circa 1895

Through this glass slide we catch a glimpse of a European perspective of Australia, circa 1895.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object
Jul 2014

50 years of ATV0

The NFSA looks to the television collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Channel 10 in Melbourne, then known as ATV0.

Helen Tully
Television
Jun 2014

Rare AFL footage released

The NFSA has released rare footage of one of Australian Rules football’s greatest players, Essendon forward John Coleman. Film curator Simon Smith made the discovery.

Simon Smith
Film
Dec 2012

100 years of fun at Luna Park!

Luna Park Melbourne is 100 years old! Collection Access Officer Siobhan Dee explores a new film compilation to celebrate the iconic park's birthday.

Siobhan Dee
Film
Apr 2011

Australian Mediatheque

Latest additions to the Australian Mediatheque in Melbourne's Federation Square include early AFL footage and films of the Murray River Region.

Zsuzsi Szucs
Film