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Jun 2022

Wallabies 1939 UK tour abandoned

This rare home movie footage from 1939 features the Australian rugby union team en route to the UK – and a tour that would never take place due to the outbreak of war.

By Heather Gill / 29 Jun 2022
Film
Nov 2021

Easybeats on Top of the Pops

A clip of the Easybeats performing 'Friday on My Mind' on British television's Top of the Pops in 1966 has been rediscovered.

By Simon Smith / 23 Nov 2021
Film
Television
Sep 2021

Tasmanian Tiger in Colour

Samuel François-Steininger has colourised footage from the NFSA collection of Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger in captivity.

By Simon Drake / 7 Sep 2021
Film
Jun 2021

The Cultural Icons

Canberra is home to 12 of Australia’s most iconic cultural institutions. And for the first time in history, these icons are collaborating to give 12 unique perspectives of Australia’s story.

Film
Photographs

Twelve Canoes

Twelve Canoes paints a compelling portrait of the history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Film
Photographs
Sound
Feb 2021

Exploring Australian Film Music

Explore one of the more under-appreciated dimensions of cinema through our Australian Film Music curated collection.

By Johnny Milner / 16 Feb 2021
Film
Nov 2020

NFSA Stories: Explorer Jack Hides

The NFSA's Teilo Nicholls discovered a recording in the collection featuring the voice of his great uncle – a well-known explorer in Papua New Guinea in the 1930s.

By Amanda Diaz / 16 Nov 2020
Radio
Sound
Oct 2020

Kylie's story

The ❤ Kylie: A Celebration Collection Story on Kylie Minogue is sure to have you Spinning Around!

By Beth Taylor / 16 Oct 2020
Film
Photographs
Sound
Television
Sep 2020

Before They Were Famous: Joan Sutherland

It was 70 years ago – on 10 September 1950 – that the 23-year-old Joan Sutherland won a major singing competition that helped set her on the road to international stardom.

By Adam Blackshaw / 8 Sep 2020
Radio
Sound
Aug 2020

Battle of the Sounds

In the late 1960s and early 70s, up-and-coming rock bands looked to find fame and win big by competing in the ultimate contest – Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds.

By Nick Henderson / 21 Aug 2020
Photographs
Radio
Sound