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Apr 2017

NFSA: setting fashion trends

Fashion designer Yumi Morrissey took inspiration from the iconic NFSA building for her new 2017 Autumn/Winter collection Illuminate.

Miguel Gonzalez
Photographs
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Dec 2013

Horror Highway, 1974

Christmas drivers taking the coast road out of Canberra in 1974 had to face the rapidly deteriorating 'horror highway'.

Bronwyn Barnett
Television
Nov 2013

Cyclists protest for bike paths

On 21 October 1974 Canberra's cyclists took to the streets in protest. Watch how it was reported by the news of the day.

Bronwyn Barnett
Television
Oct 2013

The Birdman

Every March from 1985 to 1992 thousands flocked to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to witness one of the more spectacular events on the Canberra Festival program, the Capital 7 Birdman Rally.

Bronwyn Barnett
Film
Television
Sep 2013

Canberra Raiders

The coming of spring means one thing to Australia's NRL fans ... Finals!

Bronwyn Barnett
Television
Jul 2013

Bee Gees in Canberra, 1974

On Thursday 26 September 1974, a global musical phenomenon arrived in Canberra.

Bronwyn Barnett
Television
Jun 2013

Springboks at Manuka Oval, 1971

Police, bomb threats, barbed wire, protests ... A tour by the Springboks rugby union team in winter 1971 galvanised anti-apartheid protesters and transformed Canberra.

Bronwyn Barnett
Television
May 2013

Shooting 'Demonstrator', 1970

Behind-the-scenes glimpses of a film shot in Canberra in the forefront of the Australian film revival of the 1970s.

Bronwyn Barnett
Television
Apr 2013

Canberra’s Greatest Hoax, 1969

How did a tiny advertisement in the Classifieds section of The Canberra Times on 2 September 1969 lead to ‘Canberra’s Greatest Hoax'?

Bronwyn Barnett
Television