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Aug 2016

Fairlight

In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!

By Beth Taylor / 29 Aug 2016
Object
Nov 2015

Glass Slides

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

By Beth Taylor / 30 Nov 2015
Film
Object
Jun 2015

NFSA awards and lectures

The NFSA has been proud to present a number of awards and lecture series over the years, recognising and celebrating significant contributions to the conservation and heritage of Australian film and sound culture.

Sep 2014

Donation of rare disc

The first known Australian to make a commercially released recording, the long forgotten Syria Lamonte, is now preserved by the NFSA thanks to the kind donation of an 1898 recording acquired by Roger Neill.

By Tamara Osicka / 15 Sep 2014
Object
Sound
Aug 2014

National Indigenous Music Awards 2014

Brenda Gifford from the Indigenous Connections team talks about the recent National Indigenous Music Awards and the NFSA Indigenous Oral Histories program.

By Brenda Gifford / 22 Aug 2014
Sound
Jul 2014

Do Frenchmen play Cricket?

Film curator Sally Jackson investigates the makers of the world's first cricket films, shot in Australia in 1897.

By Sally Jackson / 3 Jul 2014
Film
Photographs
May 2014

Thom Neal

Thom Neal is the winner of the 2014 NFSA-ACS John Leake OAM ACS Award in Brisbane. We spoke with him a few days before he was named emerging cinematographer of the year.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 29 May 2014
Film
Nov 2013

1896 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Curator Sally Jackson researches famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

By Sally Jackson / 1 Nov 2013
Film

Melbourne Cup fashion, 1896

Famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

By Sally Jackson / 1 Nov 2013
Film
Photographs
Oct 2013

Excursion to London

The Excursion to London panorama toy is a pre-cinema artefact that reveals much about the intimacy of 19th century family life.

By Itzell Tazzyman / 23 Oct 2013
Object