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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

Vale John Landy

Simon Smith remembers John Landy, one of Australia’s greatest athletes.

By Simon Smith / 20 Jun 2022
Film
Mar 2022

Harbour Bridge Opening

When the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932, Cinesound Productions' newsreel secured the scoop of a lifetime.

By Beth Taylor / 17 Mar 2022
Film
Photographs
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

1956 Olympics – home movies

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

By Adam Blackshaw / 22 Nov 2021
Film
Oct 2021

NFSA Restores: Floating Life

The film Floating Life, by Macau-born director Clara Law, reflects on the Asian migrant experience in Australia in the early 1990s.

By Elena Guest / 25 Oct 2021
Film

NFSA Restores: Radiance

The NFSA has completed a full digital restoration of Rachel Perkins' acclaimed directorial debut, Radiance (1998).

By Elena Guest / 21 Oct 2021
Film
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
May 2021

Dame Nellie Melba lost footage

In celebration of the 160th anniversary of Dame Nellie Melba’s birth, we reveal previously unseen private footage of Australia’s ‘Queen of Song’.

By Simon Smith / 13 May 2021
Film