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May 2021

The Busy Bee and the Rotten Road

The story behind the 'Official Film of the Busy Bee, May 10th 1914’, a record of a community working bee to repair a Perth roadway.

By Tamara Osicka / 14 May 2021
Film
Mar 2021

Deep Dive: Paul Barron Interview

A conversation with Paul Barron, who helped launch the careers of many actors including Heath Ledger and Nicole Kidman.

By Travis Green / 2 Mar 2021
Film
Sound
Television
Jan 2019

Constructing Australia: Pipe Dreams

Construction of the Perth to Coolgardie Water Scheme is a story of personal tragedy, political rivalries, corruption and trial by media that nearly tore apart Australia at the moment of its birth.

Film
Nov 2018

NFSA Stories: Outback geologist

Dr Charles Gower was delighted to watch himself in a government documentary, 45 years after it was filmed.

By Amanda Diaz / 5 Nov 2018
Film
Nov 2015

Martu treasures return to country

CEO Michael Loebenstein chronicles his recent trip to the Pilbara, where he and Chair Gabrielle Trainor joined the NFSA Indigenous Connections team.

By Michael Loebenstein / 13 Nov 2015
Documents
Film
Aug 2015

Australia’s remote archivists

NFSA experts understand the importance of sharing their knowledge and experience with their peers. Conservation Manager Mick Newnham recently spent five days training remote Indigenous archivists.

By Mick Newnham / 5 Aug 2015
Documents
Jun 2014

Performance review

Dr Jennifer Gall, Manager Research Programs, introduces Anna Haebich and her work profiling the NFSA's holdings relating to Aboriginal performing arts in Western Australia.

By Jenny Gall / 4 Jun 2014
May 2014

West Australian Aboriginal Performing Arts

Anna Haebich, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in Perth, showcases West Australian Aboriginal performing arts and the plays, music, dance and festivals in the NFSA collection.

By Anna Haebich / 20 May 2014
Film
Posters
Sound
May 2013

South West time capsule

A selection of films made about Australia's South West dating from 1907 to 1972.

By Beth Taylor / 25 May 2013
Film
Aug 2012

Poetry: alive and kicking

West Australian performance poet Kate Wilson discovered the world of performance poetry on YouTube, and now she's added her poetic voice to the global conversation.

By Beth Taylor / 10 Aug 2012
Sound