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Dec 2017

Harold Holt's disappearance

The disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt, on 17 December 1967, remains one of Australia’s greatest mysteries.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television

Costume makes the courtesan

A look at the red satin dress worn by Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!, as featured in Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Jennifer Coombes
Film
Object
Nov 2017

Australia's first female lifesavers

Australia's first female lifesavers are being formally recognised for their service, more than 70 years after they patrolled Terrigal beach.

Amanda Diaz
Film

Phar Lap Forever

A winner with a big heart and a liking for sugar cubes - Phar Lap's story captivated the nation.

Beth Taylor
Film
Oct 2017

Home movie memories

We mark Home Movie Day 2017 on 21 October with a curated collection of films from the NFSA collection.

Heather Gill
Film

Berlei's Beauty in the Balance

Berlei cinema and television advertisements and educational glass slides from the 1920s to the 1960s offer a window onto Australian fashion and social mores.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object

John O'Connell

When it comes to dance and choreography, John 'Cha Cha' O'Connell needs no introduction.

Mel Bondfield
Film
Sep 2017

AFL, 1933: Wave the two flags!

Footage of a 1933 AFL face-off between Victorian and South Australian teams gives us rare glimpses of two goal-kicking legends.

Simon Smith
Film

Rugby League highlights

With the 2017 Rugby League season drawing to a close, we present a curated collection of memorable rugby moments from the 20th century.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television

Killer cans and Babe: Making Optical Effects

Roger Cowland recalls his work in film optical effects on films like Babe and Mad Max.

Nathan Smith
Film
Oral History